'New Life It Up' is the pilot episode of Dance It Up, and the first of the overall series. It first aired on February 4, 2014 on Disney Channel.


After graduation, CeCe leaves Chicago and goes to Paris to start her dancing career, leaving Rocky behind. Sadly, "Shake It Up, Chicago!" gets cancelled, leaving Rocky panicked. After all of this, Tinka and Rocky became BFFs, and they move to Texas to start a new life, along with the gang. They meet some new friends, and the gang auditions for a new show called "Dance It Up".


Main Cast

  • Zendaya as Rocky Blue
  • Caroline Sunshine as Tinka Hessenheffer
  • Roshon Fegan as Ty Blue
  • Adam Irigoyen as Deuce Martinez
  • Ross Lynch as Flynn Jones
  • Ainsley Bailey as Dina Garcia
  • Ellie Goulding as Kate Martin
  • Taylor Swift as Crystal Martin
  • Anita Barone as Georgia Jones
  • Idina Menzel as Mary Martin
  • David Henrie as Mark


  • Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones
  • Kenton Duty as Gunther Hessenheffer


  • Crack It Up by R5
  • New Life by Zendaya and Caroline Sunshine


On its debut, it gathered around 7.5 million viewers. It was the highest debut out of any Disney Channel Original Series, until it was surpassed by I Want It, Teen's Life and Our Life..

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