"Something to Dance For" (CD Single)

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Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Disney darling sings of living your dream; great for kids.

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Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Zendaya sings about appreciating your talents and working hard for your dreams: "There's a moment when you look to decide / who will fall and who will survive."

Positive Role Models & Representations

Zendaya's character on Shake It Up works hard as a dancer and student, and always tries to be a true friend to her BFF CeCe.

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Sexy Stuff

Single promotes Disney show Shake It Up, and was featured on an episode. Video premiered simultaneously with Bella Thorne's "TTYLXOX."

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Something to Dance For" premiered on Shake It Up along with a single from Bella Thorne to stir up a little friendly competition between BFFs CeCe and Rocky. The DJ decides to mash the two together, and the result is a fun mix with both singles. Zendaya maintains her clean, positive image with this track about working hard for your dreams and realizing your gifts. No questionable content here, just great messages about striving to be your best.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byKc.Cooper January 22, 2021

Best Song ever!

Definitely listen to it.
No bad words or anything.
All for family.
So just dance!
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 December 2, 2012

Surprisingly nice single

This is a nice song. Zendaya has a pretty nice singing voice. This song is about working hard for your dreams, so that's a good message for kids. It's... Continue reading

What's the story?

In their second season, Zendaya and Bella Thorne have shown the ups and downs in the lives of Rocky and CeCe, BFFs and dance stars. Now stretching their wings as semi-solo artists, each girl released a single simultaneously. Zendaya's track is the stronger one, the inspirational single "SOMETHING TO DANCE FOR." The song is featured on Shake it Up: Live 2 Dance.

Is it any good?

We know that CeCe and Rocky work as a pair, and now they're showing they can stand, or sing, on their own, too. In her synth-lite, catchy club beat "Something to Dance For," Zendaya sings about realizing your gifts and talents and not being afraid to go for it: "When it's a gift worth taking a chance for / then this is something you dance for." Although nothing groundbreaking, the song is uplifting and sweet and sure to be a hit for fans of the dancing duo.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the ups and downs of friendship. Have you ever had an argument or disagreement with a friend or loved one? What was it about? How did you handle it? How was it resolved?

  • What do you think makes the show Shake It Up so successful and popular? Why do you like it? Is it the relationship between CeCe and Rocky? The music? The dancing? What makes Shake It Up different from other shows?

  • Does listening to this song make you want to watch Shake It Up? Do you need to be a fan of the show to like the song?

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