Shake It Up: Break It Down

Common Sense Media says

TV soundtrack/DVD will inspire living room dance parties.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

"Watch Me" is a positive song about being yourself and having fun. Most of the songs are about friends, relationships, and having a good time and are age-appropriate for kids.

Positive role models

Cece and Rocky are all about being themselves and being there for each other no matter what. And the show and its songs certainly encourage fans to get up and dance!

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Soundtrack and DVD promote the Disney TV show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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?

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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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:July 12, 2011
Type:Album
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old August 23, 2012
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6
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great soundtrack

This soundtrack says nothing but be YOURSELF!!! Songs like TTYLXOX, Watch Me, and Dance For are really good songs about friendship and being yourself. Great for all ages!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old March 27, 2012
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2
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Complete Awesomeness

I got this for christmas last year and it was soooo much fun!! I'm a dance, and I take ballet, and contemperary so I can honestly say that this is a blast! My whole family and I had a dance off, and even my 2 year old little brother showed of his dance moves. It rocked!
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Teen, 13 years old Written byratingpeepsshows69 October 24, 2011
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7
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=^_^= luv it

honestly i really like this cd, especially when i'm upset. The song Just Wanna Dance does hint at romance but they used it at my cousin's quinceanera for the salsa dance. Roll the dice does imply gambling, but its a kids show!!! So if a 5 year old is listening dont play roll the dice

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