A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this album features songs from the hit Disney show Shake It Up, as well as a DVD with instructional dance moves. It's mostly about letting loose and having fun, both on and off the dance floor, and doesn't have any strong language or iffy content. The soundtrack includes big-name stars like Selena Gomez, Drew Seely, and Adam Hicks, so there's even more of a reason for your tweens to want it.
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What's the story?
Fans of Rocky (Zendaya) and CeCe Jones (Bella Thorne), the loveable dancin' BFFs from the hit Disney Channel show Shake It Up, will love the soundtrack SHAKE IT UP: BREAK IT DOWN, which features 14 tracks from the show, including the theme song sung by Selena Gomez, as well as the single "Watch Me", performed by Thorne and Zendaya. As a bonus, fans can shake it like Rocky and Cece with the DVD combo that includes step-by-step instruction to five songs.
Is it any good?
Shake It Up is pretty much like any other Disney Channel show, with young, over-accessorized teens battling daily dilemmas about parents and school. But it does focus on something everyone can relate to -- friendship and dancing.
The music on the soundtrack is loaded with synth-pop club mixes that are perfect for dancing around the house or out with friends, and with the DVD of dance instruction, now even a novice can feel like a superstar on the dance floor.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Disney has not only produced countless hit TV shows but also created successful music and musicians. Do you think this is just a way to get fans to buy more products? Or are these Disney stars really just that talented?
When albums come with bonus features, such as a DVD, does it make you more likely to buy that product?