%% * BaseBreakingCharacter: 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.
* 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 ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' becomes a lot funnier when Zendaya got on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' without complete confirmation that she can dance.
** Same with the episode "Future It Up" : Rocky saying that her husband is an international secret agent is funnier when one remembers the part Zendaya played aftewards.
* 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.]]
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Flynn once tried to go out with [[Series/ANTFarm Paisley]].
** In a relatively rare example, Kent Boyd (Rascal from ''Series/TeenBeachMovie'') got to play ''himself'' (introduced as Kent Boyd from ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'') during the ColdOpening of an episode.
** [[Film/TeenBeachMovie Tanner]] was a dancer in "Party It Up"
** [[Series/{{Jessie}} Luke Ross]]/[[Film/{{Descendants}} Carlos]]/[[Series/GamersGuideToPrettyMuchEverything Conor]] as a dancer in the Season 1 finale.
** Raina later became a [[Series/TheThundermans teenage superhero]].
** While not having a role per se, the song "Future Sounds Like Us" is sang by Creator/DoveCameron, but this was nonetheless how she got her start on Disney Channel before ''Liv and Maddie''.
* 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.
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