Walter whos also executive producer of the weight-loss and dance TV series wanted to do ballet as a kid, but was relegated to piano lessons instead because she wasnt a pin-thin ballerina.
The ballet teacher deemed her too chubby to wear a tutu, but that didnt stop Walter from groovin.
In the 70s, shed sneak into disco clubs and Italian social dances with friends and boogie to the beat.
These days, Walter enjoys dancing to embarrass her kids in front of their friends the best punishment a parent can enforce.
She says feeling odd in her own skin inspired the concept for Dance Your Ass Off, though shed never have the nerve to get in her skivvies on national TV and weigh in like contestants do.
The DYAO season one reunion airs September 7 on Oxygen.
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