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'''Shake It Up!''' is a Creator/DisneyChannel Original Series, developed by veteran TV producer [[LaverneAndShirley Chris Thompson]] that premiered on November 7, 2010.

The series revolves around PlatonicLifePartners Cecilia "[=CeCe=]" Jones (Creator/BellaThorne) and Raquel "Rocky" Blue (Creator/{{Zendaya| Coleman}}), two young teen best friends from inner-city [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] who find themselves one step closer to their dream of becoming professional dancers when they're hired as backup dancers on ''Shake It Up Chicago'', an ''AmericanBandstand''-style variety show.

Other characters include:
* Flynn Jones (Creator/DavisCleveland): [=CeCe=]'s AnnoyingYoungerSibling who has [[BaconAddiction an appetite for bacon]].
* Ty Blue (Roshon Fegan): Rocky's older brother, who is himself a skilled dancer. He's also [[AWildRapperAppears an aspiring rapper]], and fancies himself a ladies' man.
* Martin "Deuce" Martinez (Adam Irigoyen): [=CeCe=] and Rocky's long-time friend who is known for his "connections" and his questionable schemes to make a buck.
* Gunther and Tinka Hessenheffer (Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine): A pair of [[HalfIdenticalTwins fraternal twins]] from an [[{{Ruritania}} indeterminate European country]] who have been [[ForeignExchangeStudent foreign exchange students]] since the first grade, and also dance on the show. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Depending on their mood]], they can be either friends or enemies toward the girls.
* Gary Wilde (R. Brandon Johnson): A handsome {{Narcissist}} of a host/producer of ''Shake It Up Chicago''.
* Georgia Jones (Anita Barone): [=CeCe=] and Flynn's single mother, who serves as a FairCop.
* Dina Garcia (Ainsley Bailey): Deuce's girlfriend.
* Henry Dillon (Buddy Handleson): Flynn's best friend.

Possibly in the Franchise/{{DCLAU}} due to [[Series/HannahMontana Teen Court]] appearing in a recent episode. Confirmed with the {{Crossover}} episode with ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie''.

Starting with the second season, Disney launched a related spin-off competition called ''Shake It Up: Make Your Mark''. This is a competition program where various people or groups participate in competitive dancing, with the winners becoming guest dancers on a future episode of ''Shake It Up''. The first competition accepted submissions throughout the summer of 2011 with the competition itself televised the weekend of October 18, 2011. The winners appeared at the beginning of the second season episode "Camp It Up". The second competition likewise accepted submissions over the summer of 2012, and aired on the weekend of October 19, 2012. Both shows are hosted by Creator/DebbyRyan and Roshon Fegan and also feature Bella Thorne and Zendaya; show choreographer Rosero [=McCoy=] also served as a judge for both competitions. Music/SelenaGomez was also a judge for the first show (and returned in a cameo appearance for the second with BridgitMendler); Music/CherLloyd was a member of the judge's panel for the second competition. R. Brandon Johnson was also a host for the first show (basically reprising his role as Gary Wilde as if actually hosting ''Shake It Up Chicago'') but only Debby, Roshon, Bella and Zendaya returned as hosts for the second competition. The second competition also differed from the first in that instead of a winner being determined from six finalists, the field was narrowed to three finalists by the judges with viewer vote-in deciding the winner. The winners for the second competition appear in the episode "Home Alone It Up".

With the lack of new episode orders from Disney Channel, the series aired its last episode on November 10, 2013.

Now with its own [[Radar/ShakeItUp Getting Crap Past The Radar]] page. (Considering Chris Thompson previously created ''TheNakedTruth'' and ''Series/{{Action}}'', this isn't surprising...)
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!''Shake It Up'' provides examples of:

* AbsenteeActor: Everybody in the main cast misses several episodes, with two exceptions (guess who they are).
* AccidentalMisnaming: Gary Wilde sometimes has trouble remembering the names of his dancers.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Flynn, who handwaves that he's "the only responsible person around here", and even got a model to like him, saying he's adorable, and Henry.
* AnAesop: {{Subverted|Trope}}:
-->'''[=CeCe=]:''' So you did all this just to teach me a lesson?\\
'''Mrs. Jones:''' No. We just thought it'd be fun! ''(she and the coach laugh)'' But the way you said it makes me sound like a better parent, so [[SureLetsGoWithThat let's go with that]]!
* AffectionateNickname: Ty calls Flynn "Little ''Noun''", i.e. "Little Dude" or "Little Man".
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The alien subplot in "Beam It Up".]]
** And again in the second ChristmasEpisode, naturally YetAnotherChristmasCarol style.
* AlphaBitch: Candy Cho gives off this vibe.
** Gunther and Tinka subvert this: they act like Alpha Bitches to Rocky and [=CeCe=], but given their FunnyForeigner[=/=]{{Cloudcuckoolander}} status, they're anything but.
** Kristen Wibler is a classic example of this. She has her own minions and easily wipes the floor with Tinka in a fashion showdown, showing showoff such expensive and well coordinated items, that Rocky, [=CeCe=] and Tinka all vote her, twice.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The dancers of ''Shake It Up UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}''.
** Candy Cho to Rocky.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Rocky and Ty (both Zendaya and Roshon Fegan are mixed-race), at least until "Heat It Up". Their mother is shown to be black and their father appears to be mixed race.
* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Bi]]/CampStraight:
** Gunther.
** Henry.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Flynn.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Oh, Flynn and his video games.
-->'''Flynn:''' Oh yeah? Well I just killed a zombie, stole a bus, and spray painted the word booger on the side of a cop car.
** In "Slumber It Up", [=CeCe=] says something to the effect of "we'll watch chick flicks, do makeovers, talk about boys & conjugate irregular verbs in Spanish!".
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Some episodes are show as being at "Main" station on one of Chicago's elevated rapid transit lines. A "Main" station does exist on the Chicago L, but it's in Evanston, not Chicago itself.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: In "Boot It Up". at Major Dance's Boot Camp at least a couple obvious errors. While I doubt Major Dance is a real former Major in the Army, but in what world do you call a female officer "Sir?" I understand their ''Never leave a man behind'' motto, even though they're not men, or women, but girls. But calling a woman sir, is just as bad as calling RLeeErmey ma'am, (who is the TropeCodifier [[FullMetalJacket of]] DrillSergeantNasty and a one RealLife too, by the way). It just borders on dumb and discourteous to military customs. "Ma'am yes ma'am" probably [[RuleOfCool sounded too strange or lame]], while calling her sir makes her seem like a {{Badass}}, to them.
** Some women do prefer being called sir for various reasons.
** Also the training difficulty is insane for girls their age. It may be justified in that it is a punishment Boot camp and not Basic Training for entry into the armed forces, but still.
* AwesomeMcCoolname:
** Deuce Martinez.
** Gary Wilde is another example.
** RealLife/Behind the scenes examples: Zendaya is at least arguably a pretty cool name. Caroline Sunshine definitely fits this trope (and yes, that's her actual birth name).
*** Creator/BellaThorne qualifies.
** Rocky Blue.
* BaitAndSwitchComparison: When Flynn is dog-sitting:
-->'''Ty:''' What happened in here?\\
'''Flynn:''' Whimpering, begging, and I had to clean up after an accident ({{beat}}) [[BringMyBrownPants and that was just Deuce]].\\
'''Ty:''' So where is that filthy animal?\\
'''Flynn:''' He's in there giving the dog a bath.
* BeautyContest: a children's beauty pageant is featured in "Glitz It Up". The girls range from GirlyGirl Sally to {{Tomboy}} Eileen (who wanted to play baseball rather than wear a pretty dress and upon meeting Rocky, her first words are "Get me out of here!")
* BilingualBonus: In "Weird It Up", Ty asks Deuce to be a translator for his date with a foreign exchange student that only speaks Spanish.
* BillBillJunkBill: Parodied in "Apply It Up":
-->'''[=CeCe=]:''' Bill for Mom. Bill for me that I'll give to Mom. Catalog for Mom that I'll take for me.
* BlackAndNerdy: Rocky.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Tinka, Rocky, and [=CeCe=] respectively.
* BlondesAreEvil: Gunther and Tinka.
* BrokenAesop: In one episode when Gunther learns to be cool and uses an American accent (which amounts to being obnoxious and acting like he came straight out of MTV) he has girls swooning over him. The aesop ends up being "be yourself" but that doesn't stop an unintended aesop of "act like everyone else and people will like you better" from appearing.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Tinka had to let Gunther know that they wouldn't grow old and get married. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Cue Gunther looking depressed]].
* ButtMonkey: Every character takes a turn to be the Butt Monkey at times.
* CaliforniaDoubling: ''Made in Japan'' was filmed in the same studio the show's regular episodes are usually filmed in (along with the neighboring studio where ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' is filmed), with all establishing shots being stock footage.
** And naturally, this applies to the show's Chicago setting too.
*** The girls dance at a train station with a sign that says Main St., 3600 N, 940 W. That would put the station just east of Wrigley Field, where a set of railroad tracks really exists, but there's no Main Street in Chicago.
* CallBack: "Hello, Bay-BEE!"
* CampGay: The famous choreographer Theodore [[MeaningfulName Vainglorious]] in the episode "Double Pegasus It Up".
* {{Catchphrase}}:
-->'''Gunther:''' I'm Gunther!\\
'''Tinka:''' And I'm Tinka!\\
'''Together:''' And we are THE HESSENHEFFERS!
** Parodied from time to time. Others would introduce themselves in that manner, finishing with, "and we are STAYING!" or "and you are UNEMPLOYED!"
** Also Flynn's shout when he answers the door:
--->'''Flynn:''' I'll get it, Mom!
** The shout is subverted in "Vatalihootsit It Up", when he screams it as the phone rings, it's his mom on the line.
* CannotTellAJoke: Rocky.
* CastingGag: Creator/BellaThorne, like [=CeCe=], is [[LIsForDyslexia dyslexic]].
** Zendaya, like Rocky, is vegetarian.
** Georgia Jones's ex-husband is played by Anita Barone's RealLife husband Matthew Glave,
** Creator/LeoHoward played a character called Logan in an independent movie prior to joining Shake It Up.
** Creator/OliviaHolt played young Georgia, who almost became [[Series/KickinIt Logan's stepmother]].
* TheCastShowOff: ''And how''. Several of the stars have had a song featured somewhere in the show, beyond as a parody or gag (Bella, Zendaya and Caroline have songs that were featured during ''Shake It Up Chicago'' dance numbers, for example). And of course, the dancing is central to the show's very premise.
* CelebCrush: The two leads are implied to have one on TaylorLautner.
* CelebrityParadox: Between the two of them Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman have four songs that have been played on the show during dance numbers, yet no one in the ShakeItUp universe wonders why [=CeCe=] and Rocky look like them. Could be explained by the fact that the singers of those songs are only heard and never seen, so there's no reason to believe anyone in-universe actually knows what they look like. Also, the song "Show Ya How" is by Adam and Kenton (Deuce and Gunther respectively) in "Protest It Up"
** Like Bella and Zendaya, Caroline Sunshine (Tinka) has a song that has been played during a dance number (specifically during the opening ''Shake It Up Chicago'' segment in "Embarass It Up") but at least this one could be a "pass" as her singing voice isn't exactly identifiable as Tinka's.
* ChainedHeat: [[spoiler:After [=CeCe=] spectacularly fails her audition, Rocky forces Gary to let her be on the show by stealing [=CeCe=]'s mom's handcuffs, chaining herself to [=CeCe=] and dragging her onto the stage.]]
** [[spoiler:Switch scenes to Georgia, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny who's trying to figure out how to arrest a crook without handcuffs]].]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Gunther and Tinka went from being the AlphaBitch FunnyForeigner couple to just the Funny Foreigner couple...''[[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]]''. Moreover, Flynn went from being just a prankster to actually showing a surprising amount of intelligence and even maturity, [[FridgeBrilliance almost as if Rocky is starting to rub off on him]].
* ChildProdigy: Henry.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Jingle It Up" and "Merry Merry It Up".
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Gunther and Tinka's homeland. {{Lampshaded}} when Rocky and [=CeCe=] meet their family:
-->'''Rocky:''' Ohmigosh, Gunther and Tinka are the ''normal'' ones.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Gunther and Tinka are the most obvious examples, but [=CeCe=] has her moments, especially when she tries to concoct a ZanyScheme.
* ClownCarBase: Ty's "Man-cave".
* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
-->(''Destiny, Flynn's crush, is twice his age'')\\
'''Ty:''' Whoa! Little dude, you left out one tiny detail about Destiny.\\
'''Flynn:''' Didn't I mention she's blonde?
** Also:
--->'''[=CeCe=]:''' She's a gold finger.\\
'''Rocky:''' Digger.\\
'''[=CeCe=]:''' No, I don't dig her. She's a user.
* CommutingOnABus: Kenton Duty who plays Gunther Hessenheffer has dropped down from main character status to recurring character status as of Season 3. There is a WrittenInAbsence in the season premiere as it is explained that [[spoiler:Gunther has returned to his homeland to both care for his ailing grandmother and help squelch a revolution.]]
* CompressedVice: [[spoiler:It is mentioned in exactly one episode that [=CeCe=] has dyslexia]]. It is never brought up again.
* CoordinatedClothes: Gunther and Tinka are extravagant twins who often wear matching outfits, but not the same ones (e.g. Gunther's will sport a 'G' and Tinka's a 'T'). Gunther's outfits might be seen as slightly creepy.
* CreditCardPlot:
** [[spoiler:In the second episode, the girls open bank accounts in order to manage their income as dancers on ''Shake It Up Chicago''. Now wielding debit cards, they find it surprisingly easy to lose track of how much they've been spending, and find themselves holding a check they can't pay at an expensive Italian restaurant.]]
** [[spoiler:Although debit cards don't get overdrawn, they get declined due to insufficient funds.]]
* {{Crossover}}: With ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', entitled "Charlie Shakes It Up".
* CuteWitch: [=CeCe=]'s costume in "Beam It Up".
* DawsonCasting: In-universe example in the episode "Age It Up": "teen sensation" Justin Starr is really 24 and married (his wife goes on tour with him as his "manager"), and plays 16 to appeal to teenage girls. The show itself avoids this--none of the leads are in their twenties, with only Roshon Fegan (whose character is older than the rest anyway) being over 16. Ainsley Bailey who plays 14 year old Dina Garcia is 20 in real life.
* DefyingTheCensors: In "Give It Up", Mrs. Loccasio mentions that she used to dance as a Vegas showgirl ''[[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn in her birthday suit]]''.
** From the same episode:
--->'''Deuce:''' FYI, Seraphina told me couture means fancy clothes. I thought it meant lady parts.
* DiagonalBilling: Even InUniverse the two can't determine who is the sidekick and they seem to have equal screen time and plots centered around each of them.
* DisappearedDad: The only thing we know about [=CeCe=]'s dad is he isn't there.
** [[spoiler:Now we know that her mom and dad are divorced.]]
** Rocky's dad has gone overseas, joining Doctors Without Borders.
*** Potentially starting with "Apply It Up" it's now implied that Rocky's dad is staying with the family again.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: {{Averted|Trope}}. SelenaGomez sings the theme song but so far hasn't appeared in the show itself. But Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman ''do'' sing the song "Watch Me" [[CelebrityParadox which has been played a few times]] during the [[ShowWithinAShow Shake It Up Chicago]] dance numbers. Creator/ZendayaColeman also sings "Something To Dance For" in "Apply It Up". Creator/BellaThorne also sings "TTYLXOX" in "Judge It Up".
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: When Henry ([=CeCe=]'s tutor) shows up with his clothes torn and multiple bruises, the audience's reaction is "aww." When it's revealed that his abuser is a girl, ''cue audience laugh track''.
* DownerEnding: "Party It Up". [[spoiler:After Mrs. Jones forces Ty and Deuce to reveal [=CeCe=] and Rocky's whereabouts by making them drink lots of water and fill them with urine, she finds them at Gary Wilde's party, brings them home and grounds them for a month. In the last scene, the whole group is forced to clean up the kitchen of their apartment.]]
** "Show It Up", which is also a TheBadGuyWins ending.
** ''Ty It Up", and while mileage varies since [[spoiler:Ty becomes the new host and [=CeCe=]] and Tinka pass the audition. But Rocky isn't brought back to the show even though there was a spot for her since Ty becomes host instead of a regular background dancer.]]
* DramaticSpotlight: An interesting example in "Start It Up", in that the spotlight itself causes the drama (specifically, it effectively dazes CeCe, nearly disqualifying her from being on ''Shake It Up Chicago'', at least until Rocky steps in).
* EekAMouse: In one episode, Deuce gets scared and jumps onto a chair when he sees a mouse, which CeCe's brother, Flynn, mocks him for.
* EnfantTerrible: Gunther and Tinka's cousin, Klaus.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Cecilia and Raquel are not particularly fond of their first names. It doesn't help that [[HypocriticalHumor one always laughs upon hearing the other's real name]].
* EnterStageWindow: [=CeCe=] and Rocky live in the same apartment building. As such, Rocky usually enters via the fire escape.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Danika in "Embarrass It Up". ''Seriously''. Rocky and [=CeCe=] chase after her ''after'' she insulted them both.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: In "Hot Mess It Up", [[spoiler:Deuce, Flynn, and Ty host an internet show called "Zombie Talk". This is later transformed into "Zombie Idol".]]
* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod has it that Gunther and Tinka were inspired by [[HighSchoolMusical Ryan and Sharpay Evans]]. Right down to the BrotherSisterIncest.
** An AmbiguouslyGay (aside from said sister incest) guy. However, unlike Sharpay, Tinka isn't an AlphaBitch (in fact, her status as a FunnyForeigner makes her a target for real {{Alpha Bitch}}es). That gets to Gunther... a bit.
*** Tinka comes off very strongly as a somewhat meaner version of [[DrakeAndJosh Yuka]].
** Flynn is very similar to Gabe Duncan from ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', as are Henry and Austin. And he also resembles Matt [=McGuire=] from ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''.
** [=CeCe=] is similar to Chelsea from ThatsSoRaven, right down to the nearly-identical hair color. In the episode "Reunion It Up", Anneliese Van der Pol, who played Chelsea, guest-starred as [=CeCe=]'s older CaptainErsatz.
** Rocky & [=CeCe=] have also been compared to [[ICarly Carly & Sam]], respectively.
*** And [[VicTORious Tori and Cat]], respectively (granted, Cat is a bit of an extreme exaggeration for a direct comparison to [=CeCe=])
** [[Music/JustinBieber Justin Starr.]]
* FairCop: [=CeCe=]'s police officer mom Georgia.
* FakeGuestStar: For the first season, Caroline Sunshine as Tinka. She doesn't appear in the opening [[PromotionToOpeningTitles until Season 2]], even though her character appeared in one episode more than Gunther.
* {{Flanderization}}: [=CeCe=] goes from being an average student to a girl who doesn't know what Pittsburgh is ''in one episode''.
** Your mileage may very on this one. Flanderization takes at least a season to take effect. One episode is not nearly enough to develop a character's personality, and not much of the first episode was dedicated to developing personality anyway. Besides, the producers made the episodes long before they premiered, thus, having no idea that people would roar with laughter to her dumb moments.
* FlirtyStepsiblings: [=CeCe=] and Logan give off these vibes, in a BelligerentSexualTension sort of way. [[spoiler: Their parents end up calling off the wedding in the end]]; however, [[spoiler: in the future-set episode, we learn that Logan and [=CeCe=] are married]].
* FunnyForeigner: Gunther and Tinka.
* FriendlyEnemy: Gunther and Tinka to Rocky and [=CeCe=].
-->'''[=CeCe=]:''' We're frenemies, right? And the first part of that is "friends."\\
'''Tinka:''' And the last part is "enemies."
* FriendsRentControl
* GRatedDrug: Energy drinks. Rocky {{lampshade| hanging}}s this by comparing it to [[DrugsAreBad steroid use]] and painting a {{slippery slope| fallacy}} picture of what will happen to her and [=CeCe=] if they resort to them.
* GenerationXerox: From "Future It Up", Cece's son [[spoiler: with Logan]], L.J. looks almost exactly like Flynn.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Now with [[Radar/ShakeItUp its own page]].
* HalloweenEpisode: "Beam It Up".
* HandshakeSubstitute: [=CeCe=] and Rocky do a slap swear instead of a PinkySwear.
* HandsomeLech: Gary Wilde, using lines such as:
-->'''Gary:''' You have the right to remain ''foxy!''
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: In ''Love and War it Up'', [[spoiler:[=CeCe=] tries to be a better person for Logan, but after an accident involving [=CeCe=] during his badminton game, Logan doesn't buy her attempt at redemption. Of course, [=CeCe=] acted like a jerk towards Logan ever since he fired her for legitimate reasons, and this damaged their relationship beyond forgiveness and redemption]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Gunther and Tinka.
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: [=CeCe=] and Rocky, who do absolutely everything together, and have the same hopes and dreams. Reinforced by Rocky's refusal to be on the show if [=CeCe=] can't be on.
* HollywoodGenetics: Zendaya is biracial, but both Rocky's parents are dark skinned African-Americans.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The episodes are titled as "(Plot Point) It Up", with [[OddNameOut the exceptions]] of "Shake It Up, Up And Away" (which, due to the TitleDrop episode name, still has the words 'It' and 'Up'; however those two words aren't at the end of the episode name like all other episodes); the 90-minute special ''Shake It Up: Made In Japan''; and the SeriesFinale "Remember Me," the only episode not to have "It Up" in the title at all.
* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:Honestly, what made [=CeCe=] and Rocky think that they were going to sneak off to a party and not get caught by a person who catches rulebreakers for a living?]]
* ImagineTheAudienceNaked: [=CeCe=] suggests this to Rocky at the audition so she's not intimidated by the other dancers. It backfires horribly when this produces some rather disturbing mental images.
** [[spoiler:It backfires again when [=CeCe=] comes down with PerformanceAnxiety and Rocky reminds her to do this. The only person [=CeCe=] can imagine naked is herself.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: Deuce and Flynn's jokes during the talent show.
** Ty, Flynn & Danika also use these in "Embarrass It Up".
* InformedAbility: [=CeCe=]'s matchmaking skills. It's only brought up in one episode, and the match in that episode didn't hold up so well.
* IronicEcho: At least once an episode.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the episode that tells us about Shake It Up Chicago's 1950's counterpart, the past equivalent of Flynn has a RunningGag where he suggests a modern-day convenience (e.g. the microwave, cell phones), and is regularly dismissed.
* JerkassDissonance: {{Invoked|Trope}} InUniverse by Gunther and Tinka towards the Bulldogs' cheerleaders:
-->'''Gunther:''' I know they're calling us losers, but they do it in such an entertaining way that it's infectious!
* JerkassHasAPoint: {{Inverted|Trope}} in "Oh Brother It Up". In this case, [=Cece=] is the jerk, while Logan points out [=CeCe=]'s unacceptable behavior.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [=CeCe=] Jones.
* LargeHam: From the pageant episode, when [[spoiler:Ilene wins.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Ilene]]:''' [[spoiler:I wish all the little girls could feel as pretty as I do!]]
** Gunther and Tinka have their moments of this too.
** As does Flynn.
** [[KidAnova Ty]] certainly does.
* [[spoiler:LIsForDyslexia]]: [[spoiler:[=CeCe=] has it. [[ActorAllusion So does Bella Thorne]].]]
* LittleBoySeeksBigGirl: Flynn towards Destiny[[note]]her actress happens to be the same one pictured on the Tropes page[[/note]] in one episode.
** And [[Series/GoodLuckCharlie Teddy]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The first Disney KidCom to have more than six main characters (at least until Kenton Duty left).
* LocalHangout: Crusty's Pizza Shop, as of Season 2.
* LoonyFan: Subverted in the episode "Copy Kat It Up", wherein a shy, socially-awkward girl named Kat seems to have a near-stalkerish obsession with the girls, especially [=CeCe=]. [[spoiler:It turns out to be a BatmanGambit to get a spot dancing on the show.]]
* LovableAlphaBitch: Gunther and Tinka simultaneously live up to and subvert this trope (specifically the "AlphaBitch" part).
* {{Malaproper}}: In "Hook It Up", Gary is seen consistently using incorrect names for everyone he talks to:
-->'''Gary:''' Look Coco, Ricky, I like you. If I didn't, [[HypocriticalHumor I wouldn't have even bothered to remember your names]].\\
'''[=CeCe=]:''' [[LampshadeHanging You didn't]]. It's [=CeCe=] and Rocky.
* ManipulativeEditing: In "Reality Check It Up". Makes sense since the episode was about a RealityShow.
* MatchmakerCrush: Subverted. [[spoiler:Deuce ''thinks'' [=CeCe=], who is trying to find a girl to go out with him, has a crush on him. She denies it, but [[ShipTease later wonders why]] he was "turned off" by her.]]
* MeaningfulName: The nickname Deuce doesn't make much sense until his real name is revealed to be [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Martin Martinez]].
* TheMerch: Mainly [=CDs=], apparel & novelizations of specific episodes.
* ModestyShorts: Rocky wore this at least once. She wore biker shorts during a spotlight dance in "Copy Kat It Up", and for good reason since the skirt spent almost as much time up as it did down.
* MrFanservice: Ty Blue and Deuce.
** Deuce tries to make Gunther this In-Universe [[SheCleansUpNicely after a little makeover]]. Ends up applying outside the universe, too.
* MsFanservice: [=CeCe=] & Rocky can be seen as this, through use of PaintedOnPants and ShesGotLegs, respectively.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Debit cards, ''debit cards'', '''debit cards'''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Gary Wilde to Ryan Seacrest.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Gunther, sort of.
-->'''Gary (and later, [=CeCe=]):''' Stop reading my e-mails.
* OfficialCouple: Deuce and Dina.
** And, according to "Future It Up", [[spoiler: Ty and Tinka and Cece and Logan, though Ty and Tinka won't get together for 22 years and Cece and Logan won't until some time after the show ends.]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: Georgia Jones is more than likely in her mid-to-late thirties considering [=CeCe=]'s age. However Anita Barone is 48 years of age which is almost old enough to be Flynn's Grandma. And while she looks closer to 50 than 40 in the face, her body doesn't look older than 35.
* OneSteveLimit: Invoked in-universe.
-->'''Flynn:''' Who is it?\\
'''Deuce:''' Deuce.\\
'''Flynn:''' Deuce who?\\
'''Deuce:''' How many Deuces do you know?
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Apply It Up", when Flynn begins the RunningGag mentioned below, Henry simply responds "Hi Flynn", which prompts the following response:
-->'''Flynn:''' What? "Hi Flynn?" Where's the insult? Where's the big words I'll have to look up after you leave?
* [[spoiler: OppositesAttract: Logan and ''Cece'' will get married and have a kid some time in the next 22 years, according to "Future It Up".]]
* PacManFever: A BlandNameProduct ModernWarfare that plays on Nintendo64, a system older than most of the cast. Bonus points for playing it with wireless PlayStation controllers.
* PaintedOnPants: [=CeCe=] seems to like these.
* PardonMyKlingon: In "Split It Up", upon hearing that Gary has chosen [=CeCe=] over her as Gunther's dance partner for a ''Wake Up Chicago'' appearance, Tinka rattles off a blue streak in her native tongue that Gunther declines to translate.
* PerformanceAnxiety: [[spoiler:[=CeCe=] suffers it in the Pilot episode, which is ironic since she was the most confident about the audition.]]
* {{Pilot}}: "Start It Up".
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The 1950's episode, where the multi-racial main cast co-exist quite peacefully and comfortably in and out of class in spite of the pre-Civil Rights Movement racial politics of the day.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: A fire occurred at the Shake It Up Chicago! set in real life, so they incorporated that into the plot.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [=CeCe=] gets the biggest one in "Oh Brother It Up", from Logan; You can't really argue with him when he calls [=CeCe=] out on her work ethic and attitude.
* RecycledSet: In "Made In Japan", the Watanabe central mainframe room is [[TheSuiteLifeOnDeck CALLIE]]'s main unit.
* RefugeInAudacity: [=CeCe=] at the [[ColdOpen beginning]] of "Meatball It Up".
* RummageSaleReject: Gunter and Tinka are never seen without these kind of clothes. At one point they wore burglar outfits that ''[[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkled]]''.
* RunningGag: Flynn: Hello (long-winded description of Henry that includes mockery of Henry's nerdiness). Henry: Hello (equally long-winded description of Flynn that includes a derisive comment about his lack of intelligence).
** Rocky and [=CeCe=]'s occasional speaking in-sync.
** "I'LL GET IT, MOM!"
* {{Ruritania}}: Wherever it is Gunther and Tinka are from.
* SassyBlackWoman: Rocky's mom, and Rocky when she gets mad (though Rocky's [[AmbiguouslyBrown brown]], not black).
-->'''[=CeCe=]:''' You know, you scare me when you move your head like that!
* SheCleansUpNicely: Tinka, [[spoiler:when she goes on her date with Ty in "Add It Up".]]
** And again in "Tunnel It Up" after [[spoiler:she loses all of the ridiculous, extravagant outer layers of her dress. It's even lampshaded by Deuce.]]
** Also, Eileen in "Glitz It Up".
* ShipperOnDeck: Rocky towards [=CeCe=] and Gunther in "Hot Mess It Up" as a way of teasing the former.
** Rocky and [=CeCe=] towards Georgia and her ex-husband, and again with Georgia and Jeremy.
* ShipTease: In "Rock and Roll It Up" between Deuce and Rocky. Though it's their past selves. Also, [=CeCe=]/Gunther in "Reality Check It Up". From his point of view anyway.
** What? Past Selves? Wow. It was Ace and Trudy. There was no Deuce and Rocky in the episode at all.
*** All the characters from the past are basically the present characters with different names. Edie is just like [=CeCe=], Trudy is just like Rocky, Ace is a more suave Deuce, and Ty's character (forgot the name) is Ty. (In terms of being a ladies man, and the 'cool guy')
** Not really, they are not the same people. They have nothing to do with the present characters. No Rocky and Deuce.
*** Of course they aren't the same people. Subverted is what it would be, especially since Rocky showed disinterest in Duece when it was mentioned in present day.
**** Although she was interested in Deuce's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance strangely identical cousin]] in "Surprise It Up", even accidentally kissing Deuce twice because she thought he was the cousin.
** "Add It Up" teases a Ty/Tinka pairing. SheCleansUpNicely, they end up dancing on an elevated train platform, and they both say they had a nice time and might go out again.
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow: Surprisingly and regularly {{Averted|Trope}} as Creator/JohnHughes High School is a prominent setting.
* ShoutOut: In the episode where [=CeCe=]'s mom and Coach go out, we get this:
-->'''Coach:''' I was babysitting my niece this weekend, and she ''begged'' me to turn on her favorite show. Guess what it was.\\
'''[=CeCe=]:''' ''{{Wizards Of| Waverly Place}}''...\\
'''Coach:''' ''Shake It Up Chicago''.
** According to Gunther, the twelfth thing on [=CeCe=]'s list of things to do before she's 16 is to have [[Literature/{{Twilight}} werewolves and vampires fight over her]].
*** [=CeCe=]'s list of things to do before she's 16 might itself be a Shout Out to ''Film/SixteenWishes'', a highly successful Disney Channel Original Movie of the time starring one of the cast from ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''.
** The girls attend Creator/JohnHughes Junior High, home of the [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Bulldogs]].
** [=CeCe=] often uses HannahMontana's "Ya think?" {{Catchphrase}}.
** [[AntFarm "Calling All The Monsters"]] plays in "Beam It Up"'s dance number, and an instrumental version is used in "Fire It Up".
*** And again during the prison dance sequences in "Fire It Up", though it's only the instrumentals this time. More properly, it's a Shout Out to prison courtyard recreation of MichaelJackson's ''{{Thriller}}'' made popular on YouTube.
*** It also shows up in "Made in Japan" during the karaoke scene.
** The episode "HomeAlone It Up".
** In "Stress It Up", Flynn and Deuce's favorite snack food [[BlandNameProduct Spongi Cakes]] is ceasing production, so they buy the last case of them in Chicago and plan to ration them for 'Spongi Cake worthy' moments. It crosses into radar territory when you realize this was almost the exact plot of the ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode, "The Sponge" (which was about contraceptive devices instead of snack cakes).
** In Future it Up the waitress Brenda looks like, and [[DeadpanSnarker snarks]] like [[TwoBrokeGirls Max]] after 22 years.
* ShowWithinAShow:
** ''Shake It Up Chicago''.
** ''Teen Court''.
** ''True Teen Life''.
* ShownTheirWork: Rocky's quip about shrimp from "Party It Up" is accurate - ''those aren't veins''.
* SilentSnarker: Rocky, especially when Ty brags.
** When [=CeCe=] is lying to her gym coach about her injured leg, we see reaction shots of Rocky scoffing and rolling her eyes.
* SlipperySlopeFallacy: Rocky commits this fallacy once in "Start It Up", regarding energy drinks. She does this again in "Wild It Up", regarding cutting class.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: Rocky Blue is particularly adamant that everyone likes her, and spends an entire episode trying to win the favor of the cantankerous old witch Mrs. Locassio.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Series/HannahMontana'' and, to a degree, ''Series/SonnyWithAChance''. Creator/ZendayaColeman has even said the similarities to ''Hannah'' are intentional.
* SpitTake: PlayedForLaughs. In "Age It Up", both [=CeCe=] and Rocky hear something outrageous, pause for a second, take a swig of water, and do a spit take.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The entire 3rd season ran this way.[[spoiler: Shake It Up! Chicago burns down. A few episodes later, it was rebuilt. However, Gary Wilde is fired with Ty Blue as the new host, and Rocky is no longer a dancer. A few episodes later, both Gary and Rocky return to their respected positions on the show.]] There was even a marriage storyarch involving Georgia Jones [[spoiler: but even that didn't go anywhere.]]
* SuddenSchoolUniform: in "Protest It Up". [=CeCe=] did ''[[BigNo not]]'' [[BigNo take the news well]]. Gunther and Tinka, on the other hand, had over-the-top amounts of free time opened up by no longer coming up with over-the-top outfits on a daily basis.
* TakeThat: Against Child Beauty Pagents.
* TalentContest: Averted - odd for a show that focuses so much on singing and dancing, there's yet to be an actual episode that truly follows the spirit of the trope (the closest two is in "Auction It Up", but that was almost strictly an endurance test, and the Beauty Pagent episode, though that was a straight-up [[CaptainObvious beauty pagent]]). However, the ''Make Your Mark'' SpinOff competition certainly counts as a RealLife example.
** There actually ''is'' a Talent Contest - [[spoiler:Rocky [[TheBadGuyWins lost]] to [[AlphaBitch Candy Stinkin' Cho]].]]
* ThematicThemeTune: "Shake It Up" sung by DisneyChannel veteran SelenaGomez.
* TokenWhite: [=CeCe=] among her circle of friends.
** Subverted backstage: Bella Thorne is actually Latina! [=CeCe=] is meant to be Caucasian, though.
* {{Tomboy}}: Eileen in "Glitz It Up".
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: [[WordOfGod According to Bella Thorne]], [=CeCe=] and Rocky, respectively. However, recent episodes tend to [[OutOfCharacterMoment have them randomly swap these roles]], DependingOnTheWriter.
* TomboyishName: Rocky. Just her name, thank you. [[DependingOnTheWriter Mostly]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Tinka, after Gunther left. Now she has become best friends with Rocky and [=CeCe=].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Flynn and his {{bacon| addiction}}. At the end of the pilot, he comes home with several pounds of it.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailers for "Quit It Up" show the ending scene of the Shake It Up! Chicago set, without giving anything about the actual episode with [=CeCe=]'s new job.
* TrashTheSet: Occurs in the Season 3 premiere of the show when the girls return from their trip to Japan [[spoiler:to find the Shake It Up, Chicago set has burned down. Not the whole building, as they were able to get in, just the main set.]]
** Could lead to a RebuiltSet since details about future episodes indicate [[spoiler:only a temporary shutdown of Shake It Up, Chicago and possibly an hour-long special to mark the return of the ShowWithinAShow.]]
*** If there is a RebuiltSet, it could have had something to do with the stage itself. Bella Thorne stated earlier this year, during a Radio Disney Takeover, that the dance stage is both way smaller than it appears on television and really slick making it really difficult/dangerous to dance on sometimes.
* TVNeverLies
-->'''Flynn:''' Excuse me, it was on the internet. It must be true.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Often divided by gender, although Gunther could be used in 1either one.
* TheUnfairSex: Dina towards Deuce, frequently. For instance, slapping him for kissing Rocky when it was ''her plan''.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Especially noticable with [=CeCe=] and Rocky and Tinka and Gunther, due to their wacky fashions, though other characters may qualify. {{Justified|Trope}} though, as that's what they spend their ''Shake It Up Chicago'' money on.
* VerySpecialEpisode: "Add It Up", [[spoiler:where we find out that [=CeCe=] has dyslexia ([[RealLifeWritesThePlot as does Bella Thorne]] in real life).]]
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: [=CeCe=] is particularly fond of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Union Jack]], and wears it on everything from jackets to karate uniforms.
* WhatAreRecords: Flynn doesn't know what a jukebox is. When told it's a machine that plays records, he asks what records are. When told that they're like CD's, he doesn't know what ''those'' are either.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Gunther and Tinka.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Ty and Tinka after "Add It Up".
* WorldofSnark: Because pretty much everyone on the show is a DeadpanSnarker.
* TheWindyCity
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Henry/Flynn. Flynn mocks Henry for being an InsufferableGenius; Henry makes fun of Flynn for being a RidiculouslyAverageGuy.
-->'''Henry:''' Mock me now, but when I invent time travel, I'm going to come back and slap you.
* XMeetsY: Think ''Series/HannahMontana'' meets ''Series/ICarly'' and you've got the picture.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: "Merry Merry It Up".
* YoungEntrepreneur: Deuce, who sells everything from defective watches to counterfeit Music/LadyGaga tickets. Dina fits in this trope as well.
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