Paradise Dance Academy


Fanny Flowers


Dance School


Paradise, California


Fanny Flowers
Michelle Simms

Number of students

75 (as of Money for Nothing)

Paradise Dance Academy is a dance academy located in Paradise California behind Michelle's house. Fanny Flowers works as an instructor and owner. The dance academy focuses on primarily Ballet, however they have recently opened up new classes. After Michelle's macing incident, the studio closed down for awhile and used as a storage center. It later was re-opened and is operating.

Known StudentsEdit

Former StudentsEdit




  • Jordan - Instructor (in two episodes, unknown if he was simply subbing for Fanny or is now an official instructor)


  • Ballet - Started before Pilot . The primary class of the school. So far, a child class and an advanced class have only been shown but Fanny instructed over 30 ballet classes a week before Michelle started working. Michelle has been seen to teach the child class while Fanny primarily teached advanced, with Michelle teaching on occasions and taking over for Fanny.
  • Tap - Started before What's Your Damage, Heather?. Michelle teaches this class.
  • Zumba - Started before What's Your Damage, Heather?
  • Jazzercise - Started before What's Your Damage, Heather?
  • Swing Class - Started before What's Your Damage, Heather?
  • Hip-hop line dancing - Started before What's Your Damage, Heather?. They were orginally two classes (Hip-hop and line dancing) but they were under booked so Boo combined them
  • Cardio Strip-tease - Started before The Movie Truck.


Show Season Edit

  • The Grand Opening of the Paradise Gourmet Foods Store
  • The Regional Mall Tour
  • The Strawberry festival
  • The Ventura County Arts Fair
  • The Nutcracker

Fanny's rulesEdit

Fanny has several rules for her advanced dancers. They must be followed at all times or the dancers risk consequences.

An example of this is in "Blank Up, It's Time" when Sasha tanned and her role as Ginger Rogers was given to Boo. Here are some of the expressed rules in "What's Your Damage, Heather? ":

  • Students cannot be late to class
  • Students must have their hair up in a bun
  • No fried food
  • No high heels
  • No heavy purses
  • No eating after sundown
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • No contact sports
  • No walking on sand
  • No swimming in the ocean
  • No bounce, either double bra or tape
  • Reading, swimming and piano lessons are all fine


  • They have hosted the Jofrrey Summer Program auditions for 12 years.
  • 75 students attend.
  • Only around 9 students pay for tuition.
  • Summer is their performance season
  • They perform the nutcracker in August in order to get costumes 1/2 off.
  • Fanny instructs over 30 ballet classes a week.
  • Fanny's students are given notes that lets them skip physical sports in order to protect their dance careers.