Mario Lopez

GSN is inviting fans of DANCING WITH THE STARS to send in their homemade dance videos for a chance to win the network’s “Dance of a Lifetime” Contest. The Grand Prize contest winner will be awarded a private dance lesson with a professional ballroom dance instructor alongside DWTS alum Mario Lopez, as well as a trip for two to Hollywood. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a full DWTS-style makeover before the dance lesson, including wardrobe, hair and make-up. Wardrobe will be provided by Emmy® Award-winning costume designer, Randall Christensen.

"Appearing on DANCING WITH THE STARS was one of the most rewarding, challenging and fun experiences of my life,” said Lopez. “GSN is giving a fan the opportunity to see what it feels like to be a competitor on DWTS—but without all the stress!”

Here’s how DANCING WITH THE STARS fans can enter GSN’s “Dance of a Lifetime” Contest:

March 17-31 – Video Submission Period:

Fans submit their dance videos via the official “Dance of a Lifetime” Contest website at Videos should showcase fans’ best dance moves.

April 1-10 – Fan Voting Period:

The submitted videos will be posted on Contest entrants can rally their friends and family to vote online for their submission.

April 11-13 – Finalists Chosen:

The top five “Dance of a Lifetime” contest finalists will be highlighted on

Saturday, April 14 – Winner Announced on GSN’s DWTS Season 12 Finale:

The “Dance of a Lifetime” Contest Grand Prize Winner will be announced on GSN during the network’s Season 12 finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS, which premieres at 6:00 pm ET.

The Grand Prize winner and companion will be whisked away to Hollywood for a trip that includes: two (2) business-class round-trip airline tickets to Los Angeles (or if no business class, economy class); ground transportation; three (3) nights stay at a top-rated hotel; meals at celebrity-favorite restaurants The Ivy and Mr. Chow; private dance lesson from a professional ballroom dance instructor alongside Mario Lopez; full makeover, including wardrobe provided by Emmy® Award-winning costume designer Randall Christensen, who worked on DANCING WITH THE STARS for eleven seasons. For complete contest rules, please visit

Lopez, host of the nationally syndicated daily entertainment TV news magazine “Extra,” danced his way into the hearts of America on the third season of ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS, followed by his Broadway debut in the hit musical “A Chorus Line” as the much loved character Zach. Committed to fitness and an avid sports fan, Lopez adds keen insight as a recurring commentator on “HBO Boxing,” and he also released a bestselling fitness guide called “Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness.” In 2009, Lopez hosted MTV’s #1 program “America’s Best Dance Crew,” reincarnated his guest-starring role as Dr. Mike Hamoui on the F/X network’s popular show “Nip/Tuck,” co-authored a children’s book, Mudd Taco, with his sister Marissa, and starred in the highly rated ABC Family holiday movie “The Dog that Saved Christmas.” Lopez began his career in the 1984 series “A.KA. Pablo,” and became one of the best known faces on television as A.C. Slater on NBC’s “Saved by the Bell.”

DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 12 launched on GSN on Saturday, March 10, and runs through Saturday, April 14. The season airs in back-to-back episodes every Saturday night, starting at 6:00 p.m. ET through Saturday, April 14. Season 12 features a spectacular cast of celebrities from television, movies, music, sports, and fashion, each paired with a professional dancer: 

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff

Petra Němcová and Dmitry Chaplin

Romeo and Chelsie Hightower

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson

Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel

Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani

GSN has the exclusive off-network rights to ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, making GSN the only network on which previous seasons of the mega-hit dance competition can be seen. GSN has acquired seasons 4 through 13 of the series, and the agreement also includes the upcoming 14th season.

About GSN

GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN’s popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital’s free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary,, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, follow GSN on Facebook or visit GSN at

Contest begins on or about March 17, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends on April 14, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Open only to legal U.S residents of the fifty (50) contiguous United States and D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Official Rules at for how to enter, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs and complete details. Void where prohibited.

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