* BaseBreaker: Flynn & Dina.
* DesignatedVillain:
** Gunther and Tinka come off as this. They are blatant jerks most of the time, especially towards [=CeCe=], which is somewhat justified because [=CeCe=] herself can be quite a selfish jerk herself. On the other hand, they don't really do anything bad, yet they are still treated like the devil simply because of their LackOfEmpathy, even when they try not to act like jerks.
*** They become less and less Designated Villains as the series goes on, and by the time of the third season (and Tinka becoming a solo act) her Designated Villain role completely disappears, where she instead relinquishes the role to...
** Logan was also a case of this as well. He had legitimate reasons to hate [=CeCe=], such as for not having any sense of responsibility for her actions, being lazy, and being an all around jerk. When he fires her, [=CeCe=] just smites him afterwards even if he really did nothing to wrong to deserve it. Despite his legitimate reasons to not stand [=CeCe=], it still made him the bad guy in the eyes of others, especially Rocky.
* DudeNotFunny: The anorexia joke in "Party it Up". Just ask DemiLovato (see UnfortunateImplications below)...
* EarWorm: There are over 12 songs associated with this show. One of them ''will'' get stuck in your head. Especially the theme song.
* FanPreferredCouple: Most fanfiction you see about the show will be [=CeCe=]/Rocky, although the [[FoeYay [=CeCe=]/Gunther]] pairing is also relatively popular.
** Ever since it was teased in Season 1, the Tinka/Ty pairing gained a lot of popularity to the point where the showrunners [[AscendedFanon made it canon]], albeit in the form of their future versions only.
* FoeYay: Gunther and Tinka to Rocky and [=CeCe=].
* GrowingTheBeard: The second half of Season 2 onward.
* HilariousInHindsight: Cat Deeley's use of SoYouThinkYouCanDance becomes a lot funnier when Zendaya got on DancingWithTheStars without complete confirmation that she can dance.
* JustHereForGodzilla: As with the vast majority of Creator/DisneyChannel {{KidCom}}s, many boys are only here to see Bella Thorne and Zendaya.
* MoralEventHorizon: During [=CeCe=]'s interactions with Logan. [[spoiler:She crosses this by being a jerk to Logan after he fired her for not playing by the rules. To top it all off, she sabotaged his date with Rocky. These actions proved to be so unforgivable that Logan can't stand being around [=CeCe=] anymore.]]
* TheScrappy: Klaus. [=CeCe=] whenever Logan is around
** Flynn
* SheReallyCanAct: Bella Thorne in the scene where [=CeCe=] prays for Rocky's recovery after Rocky injures her foot. [=CeCe=] doesn't really come off like the religious type (and she admits that she usually only prays when she wants something for herself), but thanks to Thorne's delivery, the prayer seems heartfelt and genuine.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: A reasonable facsimile of "Bad to the Bone" plays as Rocky enters detention clad in her new "bad girl" outfit.
* TheyJustDidntCare: Possibly the only explanation as to how a '''''FAMILY''''' show on the '''''DISNEY''''' Channel was able to get away with a joke about eating disorders, which later made Demi Lovato speak out against it (see below).
* UnfortunateImplications: The brief depiction of anorexia in the episode "Party It Up". See GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
** Apparently DemiLovato felt the same way and complained about it; Disney Channel [[http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/demi-lovato-slams-disney-on-twitter-for-eating-disorder-joke-20112412 pulled the episode]] then put it back into rotation with the offending scene edited.
** The sheer amount of xenophobia and sexism in the My Fair Lady plot with Gunther.
** In general, Gunter and Tinka being mocked for being foreign is in general is xenophobic.
* VillainSue: Candy (stinkin') Cho in "Show It Up", PlayedForLaughs.