“Dance Dance Chicago,” a Comedy centering on two kids working as back-up dancers in Chi-town, has been picked up by Disney which has been looking to expand it’s series of musically themed comedies.

The cable network has ordered a pilot for “Dance,” a contemporary tale of two young girls working as back-up dancers on an “American Bandstand”-type show. Bella Thorne (HBO’s ‘Big Love’ and ABC’s ‘Dirty Sexy Money) has been cast to star in this teen vehicle and┬áComedy veteran Chris Thompson, (“The Naked Truth,” “Action” and “Ladies Man”) is writing and executive producing. ┬áThe project is slated for production in January.

Disney Channel’s roster of music-centered series include long-running hit “Hannah Montana” as well as “Jonas” and the animated “Phineas and Ferb.” Boy-oriented sibling channel Disney DX is joining the trend with the upcoming “I’m in the Band.”