Shake It Up

10 Best Episodes of Shake It Up

Best friends CeCe Jones and Rachel "Rocky" Blue have dreamed about becoming professional dancers ever since they were little girls. Their big break finally comes when the girls land roles as backup dancers on a local Chicago TV dance show, "Shake It Up, Chicago!". As the girls pop, lock, and learn challenging dance moves for each week's show, they revel in their newfound status but also quickly learn they'll need more than fancy footwork to match wits with the show's other dancers, notably the highly competitive siblings Gunther and Tinka. At the same time, with their best friend Deuce and Rocky's brother Ty, they must quickstep through the complex twists and turns of an average big-city high school as well as Windy City family life, including their obligation to babysit CeCe's mischievous younger brother, Flynn.

Written by Sophie and last updated on oct 09, 2020.

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Shake It Up - S1E1

#15 - Start It Up (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Best friends CeCe and Rocky audition for the show, "Shake it Up Chicago". Unfortunately, CeCe did not get it because she froze in the middle of her audition (she usually pictures everyone else naked that is why she is never nervous). Rocky did well and got in. Rocky did not want to go to the show because CeCe was not on it. CeCe forces Rocky to go to the show. On Rocky's first show, she brought CeCe and handcuffed each other, and they ended up dancing together. The host thought that they have the "it" factor so, CeCe got in as well. In the end, the girls get $40 each but only $2 was left for them because they had to pay for new handcuffs, thrift store dance clothes, and transportation.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 107 votes.

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#14 - Future It Up (Season 3 - Episode 20)


Twenty-two years in the future Rocky and CeCe attend their 20th high-school reunion, and are asked to dance together one last time.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 19 votes.

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#13 - Haunt It Up (Season 3 - Episode 25)

Rocky and CeCe decide they're too old to trick-or-treat and elect to have a "Mature-o'ween" with more adult activities, such as knitting and watching tear-jerking movies. They soon realize they're just missing out on fun and candy, and scramble to salvage what's left of their Halloween. Meanwhile, tired of being treated like a little kid, Flynn challenges Ty and Deuce to a scare off in an old abandoned house believed to be haunted by a young spirit.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 21 votes.

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#12 - Hook It Up (Season 1 - Episode 8)


CeCe and Rocky invite their friend Deuce to videotape them for a school project and he overhears Gary Wilde deciding whether or not to fire two dancers. Fearing that it could be CeCe and Rocky, he shows them the footage and the two set out to prove to Gary Wilde that they should get as much recognition as the dancers who have been on the show before. Little that they know that they weren't the last ones hired and that Gary wasn't planning to take them off the show. Meanwhile, Ty teaches Flynn how to do some dance steps to impress an older girl.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 32 votes.

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#11 - Twist It Up (Season 1 - Episode 19)

CeCe and Rocky start a new dance craze. Mrs. Garcia wants to throw a huge party for Dina's birthday, but Dina wants a simple, small party, so CeCe and Rocky take over organizing Dina's party. However, they throw an over the top party which Dina didn't want, and have to fix it. Meanwhile, Flynn gets a new robot that destroys things with its laser eyes, and he gets his friend Henry to help him. Deuce tries to impress Mrs. Garcia by learning dancing from Ty.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 17 votes.

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#10 - Remember Me (Season 3 - Episode 26)


In the series finale, "Shake It Up Chicago" hosts a charity fashion show with Rocky, Tinka and CeCe as its star models, however the girls' runway dreams are cut short when a fashion mishap leaves CeCe with amnesia. While Georgia and Flynn try to follow the doctor's orders and give CeCe time to heal, a devastated Rocky tries everything she can to get her best friend to remember her and the special memories they shared.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 33 votes.

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#9 - Merry Merry It Up (Season 3 - Episode 5)

CeCe is taken on a dream journey to the past, present and future by the Ghost of Christmas Dance.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 33 votes.

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#8 - Model It Up (Season 1 - Episode 18)


Rocky and Cece get a chance at a modeling career but the people only like Rocky. So she gets a chance to be a model for Glam Magazine, but it's in New York. Rocky is hesitant to go, but her friends all encourage her to go, saying that it is a big chance for her. She decides not to go when she overhears her friends say they truly care about her. Meanwhile, the boys have to do chores for Mrs. Locassio because Deuce and Ty broke Flynn's video game console and they have to get money to get him a new one.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 18 votes.

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#7 - My Bitter Sweet 16 It Up (Season 3 - Episode 22)

Rocky and CeCe can't get their moms to agree with their sweet 16 party plans, but when CeCe discovers a video of her mom at her own sweet 16 party, she sees gains an entirely new perspective on her mom.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 20 votes.

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#6 - I Do It Up (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Logan tries to discuss his relationship with Rocky but Ty keeps interfering. The night before Georgia's wedding to Jeremy, Flynn sees something that may change everything.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 19 votes.

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#5 - Break It Up (Season 1 - Episode 20)

CeCe, Rocky, Flynn, Ty, Deuce, Gunther and Tinka all go on a vacation together. When they play Truth or Dare, CeCe dares Rocky to jump in the lake. Rocky does the dare, but ends up landing on a broken bottle, thereby cutting her foot. She is taken to the hospital and Rocky fears that they can't fix her foot, and that she will never be able to dance again.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 27 votes.

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#4 - Oui Oui It Up (Season 3 - Episode 21)


CeCe’s plans for a posh family vacation in Paris take a wrong turn. Back in Chicago, Ty has fallen for the Parisian girl staying in CeCe’s apartment.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 14 votes.

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#3 - Switch It Up (Season 3 - Episode 14)

By performing an old grandma curse,Tinka is the reason for Cecelia and Flynn switching bodies.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 20 votes.

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#2 - Forward and Back It Up (Season 3 - Episode 13)


Rocky saves Phil's life, and he then offers her a job dancing on "Shake It Up Chicago." Deuce gets an influx of tourists at Crusty's due to a misprint in a tour guide.

The episode was rated 8.56 from 16 votes.

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#1 - Reunion It Up (Season 1 - Episode 15)

CeCe and Rocky get the chance to dance with Ronnie and Angie, two of the original dancers of Shake It Up, Chicago. However, when they see that the women are no longer friends, Cece and Rocky fear that they will feel the same way later in their lives. Meanwhile, Deuce accidentally kills Flynn's Goldfish, Mr. Goldenburg, and plans a proper funeral for Mr. Goldenburg.

The episode was rated 8.82 from 22 votes.

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