CONGRATS TO RUBEN, THE FIRST WINNER OF DANCE YOUR ASS OFF

Congrats to Ruben, the 43-year-old Las Vegas wardrobe designer who last night became the first winner of the popular Oxygen network show Dance Your Ass Off. I wasn’t able to tune in every week, but whenever I did, I loved this guy, and so am not surprised he won.

Contestants were judged on their dance skills (they performed a different dance, with a pro partner, every week) as well as their weight loss. Ruben wasn’t “the biggest loser” weight-wise, but that person — Alicia — was invited back for the finale to be recognized, and given an award, for losing the most weight — 18.71 percent of her body weight — throughout the course of the show.

Here is my friend Marie’s review of the finale, for the Ballroom Dance Channel.

The show is a superb idea of course — what better way to lose weight than to dance it off? I’ve received several emails and comments on prior posts asking how to become a contestant on the show and I’m looking into it and will certainly let you know when I do!

Also, if you missed out on any of the season, there will be a first-cast reunion broadcast on Monday, September 7th.

Update: You can put your name on a list to be notified of any upcoming casting calls for the next season. Go here to do that.

5 Comments

  1. I never watched this show. There was something in the concept as well as simply the title that came accross as condescending to me. Much in the same vein as “More To Love,” which I refused to watch.

  2. You know, I was a little uncomfortable with the concept at first (and I dont'have access to the show) but I did dance off 20 pounds after I was pregnant by learning to do the lindy hop, so I know it works! I can imagine that for the contestants they get the double pleasure of dance lessons and the fitness payoff. I should check it our!

  3. I really enjoyed the show. The contestants were great. They were all winners. I knew that Rubin was going to winn. He must have been sticking closely to the diet plan because he always lost the most weight.

    Congratulations Ruben!

  4. I really enjoyed the show. The contestants were great. They were all winners. I knew that Rubin was going to winn. He must have been sticking closely to the diet plan because he always lost the most weight.

    Congratulations Ruben!

  5. I never missed any episode of this show. I loved watching Reuben and his beautiful partner dance every week. But i missed the last episode. Oh my God I couldnt forgive myself for not watching Reuben as he won. Such a great show

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