Oxygen has ordered Dance Your Ass Off, a new reality competition series that will follow a group of full-figured contestants as they attempt to shed weight by shaking their moneymaker.

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"With Dance Your Ass Off, losing weight has never been sexier or more fun," said Oxygen programming executive Amy Introcaso-Davis. "It's high-cardio, low-calorie and outrageously entertaining - every woman's dream!"

Each episode of Dance Your Ass Off will follow the contestants as they're split into teams and pitted against each other in various dance-themed challenges that are designed to help them lose extra pounds.  Each Dance Your Ass Off episode will conclude with a weigh-in and dance-off.

In addition, the weight-loss reality series will also teach both the contestants and viewers on how to incorporate healthy food into their lifestyles.

Dance Your Ass Off was developed by Lisa Ann Walter and Kate Rigg, with 495 Productions founder Sally Ann Salsano serving as executive producer.

It is currently scheduled to debut in 2009.