By Jeff Pfeiffer
Tying in with its new So You Think You Can Dance/Biggest Loser hybrid series called Dance Your Ass Off, premiering June 26, Oxygen is featuring a site that will allow users to submit videos of themselves, um, dancing their asses off. The new series features full-figured contestants who are paired with a professional dance partner who train them for weekly performances. Judges score the routines, and then contestants weigh in to reveal their weekly weight loss. The dance and weight scores are combined for an overall total, which determines who is sent home each week. The last dancer wins $100,000.
Going live June 12, the Dance Your Ass Off channel on YouTube lets you upload your hottest weight-loss dance moves for all to enjoy. It’s also a chance to be featured in an Oxygen on-air promo during the show’s season finale, and a chance to win a three-night getaway to Universal Orlando Resort. Also on the site are music track downloads to be used in video submissions, including the Dance Your Ass Off theme song, Salsa, Disco and Hip-Hop tracks. Additionally, there’s an instructional video, show promos, trailers, and further contest and prizing details. The channel and contest run through August 17.
If you’d like to enter the contest the old-fashioned way — in person — you can follow the Dance Your Ass Off Move It To Lose It Tour in one of three cities: Orlando (Universal CityWalk, June 12-13); New York (Herald Square, June 29); or Chicago (Taste of Chicago, July 3-5).
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