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[11/16/09 - 09:59 AM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Dance Your Ass Off" Kicks Off Nationwide Auditions in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 21
The November 21 audition marks the first of several open calls in cities across the country including Dallas, Chicago and New York.

[via press release from Oxygen]

OXYGEN'S HIT SERIES "DANCE YOUR ASS OFF" KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE AUDITIONS IN LOS ANGELES ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Additional Open Casting Sessions For Season Two Of Dance/Weight Loss Competition Series To Be Held in Dallas, Chicago and New York City N

EW YORK, NY � November 16, 2009 � Oxygen's inspiring and popular weight loss/dance competition series, "Dance Your Ass Off," begins nationwide search for contestants to compete in the upcoming second season. Open calls for men and women interested in taking the stage and the scales in the hit series will begin November 21 in Los Angeles. The November 21 audition marks the first of several open calls in cities across the country including Dallas, Chicago and New York. In attendance at each casting session will be executive producer and judge Lisa Ann Walter, as well as fan favorites from season one.

The show is looking for people who love to dance and are ready to slim down. For anyone who is ready to make a change and bust a move while doing it, this is the chance of a lifetime to turn flab into fab while America cheers on!

"Dance Your Ass Off" open casting call dates and locations are as follows:

LOS ANGELES
Saturday, November 21, 2009
10am-4pm
Millennium Dance Complex
5113 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3718
www.millenniumdancecomplex.com

DALLAS
Saturday, December 5
10am-4pm
Dallas Powerhouse of Dance
12300 Inwood Road #124
Dallas, TX 75244
(In Summertree Shopping Center)

CHICAGO
Saturday, December 12
10am-4pm
218 S. Wabash 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
(Behind the Symphony Center, on the corner of Adams Street)

NEW YORK
Friday, December 18
1pm - 8pm
Dance Sport
22 West 34th Street
NY, NY 10001
www.dancesport.com

For additional information on how to apply to be on the show, go to http://dyao.oxygen.com/extras-dyao-casting-update.

The critically acclaimed series, and Oxygen's most watched freshman series in network history, "Dance Your Ass Off" features talented, full-figured contestants who struggle with their weight and dance to unleash their inner thin. Last season, the contestants' "thinspiration" resulted in more than 500 lbs. lost. The series pairs each contestant with a professional dance partner who trains him or her for their weekly stage performances. Then they burn up the dance floor and the calories in front of a live studio audience and a panel of expert judges. The judges score the routines, and then the contestants weigh in to reveal their weekly weight loss. The dance score and the weight loss are combined for an overall score, which determines who is sent home each week.

"Dance Your Ass Off" is produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serving as executive producers. Lisa Ann Walter conceived the original "Dance Your Ass Off" and executive produces along with Kate Rigg.

About Magical Elves

Magical Elves is the production team behind some of the highest quality reality programming on television. Since their partnership began eight years ago, The Elves, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, have been nominated for eleven Primetime Emmys. This year Project Runway and Top Chef are both nominated in the Outstanding Reality Competition category for the third year in succession. Magical Elves are the recipients of the first Peabody Award ever presented to a reality television program for Project Runway and they produced 4 of Entertainment Weekly's 20 Best Reality Shows of all time. Notable credits include "Bands on the Run", "Project Greenlight" and "Last Comic Standing" and the Elves have several shows in production including "Top Chef", "Top Chef Masters", "Top Chef: Just Desserts", "Work of Art" and "Kell on Earth" for Bravo.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and entertaining content to young women, wherever they are. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media, with a vast array of unconventional and original content including "Bad Girls Club," "Dance Your Ass Off" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood." Popular features online include makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. Available in 75 million homes, online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com, Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.





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