Club Penguin is bringing a mega-dance party to the kids social network with the help of Disney Channel stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya from "Shake It Up."
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Starting tomorrow till the end of July, kids can meet the CeCe and Rocky penguin avatars, dress their penguins in outfits inspired by the girls' looks and deck out their igloos with dance-themed decor. Kids can even choreograph on-stage dance performances for their avatars with friends and unlock tailor-made CeCe and Rocky dance moves from the popular .
Along with the event, is releasing their first ever music video, called "The Party Starts Now." The song (above) will play in virtual concerts that kids' avatars can attend, or they can purchase the song on iTunes and Amazon.
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This is the first time Club Penguin (owned by Disney) has introduced Disney Channel stars into the virtual space.
Bella and Zendaya tell Mashable that despite being teenagers, they still enjoy playing the site's games. Club Penguin says Bella and Zendaya will sign on throughout the event with their own avatars to participate.
"It's a safe environment. It's family-friendly. It's a safe place for you to trust your kid and have fun, but be protected," they say.
The girls add that the CeCe and Rocky avatars were "spot on" in mimicking the girls accessories, style and personalities.
But their favorite part of the Club Penguin event, Zendaya says, is seeing penguins dance like their characters.
"It's super cute and hilarious," she says.
Do you think social networks are a good way for kids to experience music and art? Tell us what you think in the comments.
Images courtesy of Disney's Club Penguin.
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This site lets kids take on avatars of penguins and chat with friends on their "lists." Kids can only choose from pre-selected phrases (more than 300,000 in all) when chatting and unrecognized phrased must be approved by moderators. Parental controls are available to manage chat time as well. Kids can even earn "coins" in games — which they are encouraged to give to charity. The site is best for kids 8 and up.
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