Dance Your Ass Off
|Dance Your Ass Off|
Logo of Dance Your A★★ Off
|Presented by||Marissa Jaret Winokur (Series 1)
Melanie Brown (Series 2)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company(s)||495 Productions (Series 1)
Magical Elves (Series 2)
|Original channel||Oxygen Network|
|Original release||June 29, 2009 – August 30, 2010|
Dance Your Ass Off (also rendered in a censored form as Dance Your A** Off for broadcast television mentions and promotions) is a reality competition series on the Oxygen Network hosted by Marissa Jaret Winokur in the first season, then Melanie Brown in season two. Similar to the set up of Dancing with the Stars competitors are paired with a professional dancers in hope of impressing judges and the viewing audience. However, each of the twelve contestants are also hoping to lose weight during the process. It premiered on June 29, 2009. The medical doctor is Rob Huizenga from The Biggest Loser. The season premiere brought in 4.3 million viewers making it the most watched show in history of Oxygen Network. In the judges panel are Danny Teeson, a lifestyle coach and dancing expert, actress Lisa Ann Walter, and professional dancer Mayte Garcia, who only appeared as a guest judge for a week in season 2.
Australia's Nine Network begun airing Dance Your Ass Off on July 21, 2009. The first episode attained a low 797,000 viewers (compared with numbers of 1.4-1.6 million viewers on the other two major commercial networks) and coming third out of fifth in overall ratings for the night by a substantial margin. Dance Your Ass Off got some of the lowest numbers the network has seen before in prime-time. The Nine Network removed the show from their schedule and replaced it with episodes of 20 to 1.
There was much criticism to the Nine Network airing Dance Your Ass Off, considering that the Oxygen Network is a low-viewed niche cable network in the United States that only targets young women exclusively with their programming, whereas Nine is a major free-to-air broadcaster for the mass-market. Within three weeks the programme was moved to Nine's multicast digital channel Go! from August 15, 2009, ending October 17 with the finale episode.
The show was panned in its reviews as well in Australia prior to its premiere, with websites such as TV Tonight giving it a measly 0.5/5 stars.
There have been a number of local version of Dance Your Ass Off around the world based on the original US format. Licensing of the format is handled by NBCUniversal.
|Country||Name||Channel||No. of Episodes||First aired|
|China||Dance Your Ass off China (越跳越漂亮)||Zhejiang||Season 1: 12||13 May 2012 - 29 July 2012|
|Denmark||De Fede Trin||TV 2||Season 1: 10||19 April 2012 - 7 June 2012|
|Estonia||Tantsi Tagumik Trimmi||TV3||Season 1: ?||18 March 2012 - 12 May 2012|
|Finland||Tanssi Peppu Pieneksi||FOX||Season 1: 10||18 September 2012 - 13 November 2012|
|Kazakhstan||Танцуй! Танцуй!||TV7||Season 1: 14||6 October 2013 - 5 December 2013|
|Portugal||Toca a Mexer (Let's move)||SIC||Season 1: 15||23 September 2012 - 31 December 2012|
|South Africa||Dance Your Butt Off||SABC||Season 1: 26
Season 2: 26
|12 October 2010 - 5 April 2011
26 July 2011 - 17 January 2012
|Thailand||Dance Your Fat Off||Channel 3||Season 1: 11||February 2012|