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.
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)
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