The show revolves around best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue, who with the help of longtime friend Deuce Martinez fulfill their dreams of being professional dancers when they each get a role on local dance show Shake It Up, Chicago! as background dancers. They have to deal with everyday life, keeping their social status at school, dealing with CeCe's little brother, Flynn, competition with other dancers on the show, mainly the competitive siblings Gunther and Tinka Hessenheffer. The show also features the storylines of Deuce and Ty Blue, who also have experience dancing.

Its a Dancing Show that gets kids envolved into Dancing and taking Dancing lessons.

The Shake It Up Stars, Bella Thorne & Zendaya have performed on Good Morning America and gone on tour with Selena Gomez to dance to the show theme song.