Shake It Up is an American television sitcom airing on Disney Channel in the United States. The series premiered on November 7, 2010. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the show follows the adventures of CeCe Jones (Bella Thorne) and Rocky Blue (Zendaya) as they star as background dancers on a local show, Shake It Up, Chicago. It also chronicles their misadventures on and off-set, and their troubles and rising social status at school. Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine also are other main cast members in the series.

The show's original concept was for Disney to create a female buddy comedy, only with a dance aspect. The dance concept is Disney's third original series, after The Famous Jett Jackson and Sonny with a Chance, to use a show-within-a-show format. The series is also the first Disney Channel Original Series since So Random! and Sonny with a Chance to have more than six main contract cast members at one time.

On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Up's second season order to 26 episodes. A second soundtrack with songs from the series, Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance, was released on March 20, 2012.

Main charactersEdit

Bella Thorne as Cece Jones

Zendaya as Rocky Blue

Davis Cleveland as Flynn Jones

Roshon Fegan as Ty Blue

Adam Irigoyen as Deuce Martinez

Kenton Duty as Gunther Hessenheffer

Caroline Sunshine as Tinka Hessenheffer (season 1 recurring, season 2-present regular)

Recurring charactersEdit

R. Brandon Johnson as Gary Wilde

Anita Barone as Georgia Jones

Carla Renata as Marcie Blue

Phil Morris as Curtis Blue

Buddy Handleson as Henry

Ainsley Bailey as Dina Garcia

Jim Pirri as Uncle Frank

Nicholas Braico as Klaus Hessenheffer