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Two Chicago teens attempt to realize their dream of becoming professional dancers by landing spots on a popular local show.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bella Thorne ...  CeCe Jones 75 episodes, 2010-2013
Zendaya ...  Rocky Blue 75 episodes, 2010-2013
Davis Cleveland ...  Flynn Jones / ... 75 episodes, 2010-2013
Roshon Fegan ...  Ty Blue 75 episodes, 2010-2013
Adam Irigoyen ...  Deuce Martinez / ... 75 episodes, 2010-2013
Caroline Sunshine ...  Tinka Hessenheffer 66 episodes, 2010-2013
Kenton Duty ...  Gunther Hessenheffer 49 episodes, 2010-2012
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The adventures of best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue who, with the help of Rocky's brother Ty and his best friend Deuce Martinez, fulfill their dreams of becoming professional dancers when they land roles as dancers on a local show, "Shake It Up, Chicago!". CeCe and Rocky deal with their circumstances, by adapting and maintaining their social status at school while watching CeCe's little brother, Flynn, and the antics of their TV show which includes matching the skills of their competition, notably brother and sister, Gunther and Tinka. The show also has storylines which include Rocky's brother, who also has dance and rapping skills. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance Dance Chicago See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

For Unknown Reasons, despite Tinka appearing fairly frequently in the show alongside her Twin Brother Gunther, and appearing more in the show than he did, Caroline Sunshine was not shown in the Intro for Season 1, but would later be added to the Intros of the Other 2 Seasons. A similar thing happened with Corey Fogelmanis in Girl Meets World (2014) 4 years later. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Shake It Up
(Main Title - Theme Song)
Written and produced by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman
Performed by Selena Gomez
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Grab the Remote Before the Theme Song Ends!
8 March 2011 | by madelinebizSee all my reviews

Shake It Up! is Disney's newest show about two 13-year-old girls living in Chicago. The show is centered around the teens' new "jobs" on a hit television show called Shake It Up Chicago where the latest dance crazes are broadcasted. Plots of the episodes mostly include scenes from the show, school and some of the girls other antics. Not only are the plots hollow and problems resolved way too easily, but the girls are also far too independent for 7th/8th graders. There are almost no adults in the entire show (CeCe's mom works late nights as a cop, Rocky's mom has only been in one episode, and other teachers or authority figures are almost never shown). If any teenage girl actually lived like this, especially with how gorgeous Bella and Zendaya (stars of the show) are, they probably would have been kidnapped by now. Not only are the plots, characters, problems and resolutions ridiculous, but so is their dancing. The only good dancer on the show is the part of Rocky's brother Ty played by Roshan. In my opinion Shake It Up cannot be considered a "dance show", due to the fact that they ONLY display freestyle/fad dancing, aka the latest crazes in music videos. They pay absolutely no respects to any other form of dancing such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, street, acrobatics etc. I have been a dancer for 13 years and I have never seen something so ridiculous as to call itself a dance show. In all, this show may be amusing to 5-7 year olds, but anyone older than that, grab the remote as fast as you possibly can.

(p.s. I am a 16 year old girl who actually enjoys a few a Disney's other shows, pretty much only Phineas and Ferb along with Wizards of Waverly Place)


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