What Is the Disney Channel Show "Shake It Up" About?


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Disney Channel's "Shake It Up" is about two teen girls who get a chance at stardom when they are cast as backup dancers on a local television show called "Shake It Up, Chicago!" The family comedy ran for three seasons on the Disney Channel, airing from 2010 to 2013.

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"Shake It Up" starred Bella Thorne and Zendaya as best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue. The show follows the pair's adventures working on "Shake It Up, Chicago!" Storylines also focused on the girls' changing social status at school, family life and other situations. They are in constant competition with the other dancers on the show, especially antagonists Gunther and Tinka, a brother and sister dance team. "Shake It Up" was adapted as a show for the Indian market. The show and storylines are similar, but the two main female characters were changed to male characters.

Three soundtrack albums have been released for the show: "Shake It Up: Break It Down," "Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance" and "Shake It Up: I Love Dance." Although the show was cancelled in 2013, as of 2015, Disney.com maintains a webpage for the show. The page features "Shake It Up"-themed games and activities, along with episodes and clips of the show. Web exclusives on the page feature interviews with cast members and other short clips.

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