Flex Point PAC is inspiring the stars of tomorrow with positive, nurturing, and
enthusiastic attitudes. The unique mother and daughter team of Sally and
Nicole Doerr, along with their excellent staff, aspire to promote confidence,
motivation, and skill with their students. To teach them not only to respect
themselves but to respect others with teamwork and dedication. Our goal is to
support the growth of our students, not only as dancers but as human beings.
Flex Point is driven to create well-trained dancers who would like to either
achieve personal goals or go on to pursue professional careers in the performing
arts. We are proud to have had many former students attend college for dance,
receive scholarships through dance, make college dance teams, perform on
Broadway, tour with Broadway shows, appear in music videos, become principal
dancers in major ballet companies, be accepted into private performing arts
universities, and many have went on to be dance teachers, choreographers, and
open their own studios! Flex Point offers many areas of study for students. We
have both a recreational program and a competitive dance program. Flex Point
has many award-winning choreographers on staff who continue to train so they
can give their students the best training possible! We stay connected to our
area by helping choreograph and host the Northville High School Dance
Company, in addition to participating in Holiday performances, and doing charity
drives for Kids for Kids, children's cancer, Hurricane Katrina, etc.. Flex Point
PAC wants to inspire personal growth and self-esteem through their wide range
of curriculum. We have everything you are looking for in a Performing Arts
Center and more!
Flex Point Performing Arts Center offers classes in
Ballet-Ballet is one of the most important dance forms. It is a highly technical form of
dance with it's own vocabulary. Ballet is graceful, flowing, and assists in a dancer's
continuing improvement in all kinds of dance. At Flex Point, we teach strong
technique, while concentrating on injury prevention. Our ballet is taught as a
combination of Russian and French, with flares of other styles included as well. As
dancers develop, they may be able to take Pointe. Dancers need to have the ballet
instructor's approval in order to take Pointe. Flex Point has ballet classes offered for
ages 3 through Adult.
Pointe- Pointe is an advanced form of ballet in which the dancer wears pointe shoes.
Dancing on pointe is a very elegant, yet athletic talent and requires grace and
strength. To compliment the form of this dance discipline, the pointe shoe is
regarded as an extension of the foot and a continuation of the leg line. However,
regardless of a dancer's technical ability, a pointe shoe must fit properly in order to
provide the support required to dance on pointe. Dancers wishing to dance on
pointe, must speak with the ballet instructor for approval to assure that the dancer is
ready, developed, and strong enough.
Lyrical- Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet and jazz dancing techniques. Lyrical
dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and
express emotion. Lyrical tells a story through movement. Lyrical dance
demonstrates technique and control. Dancers need to have a base in jazz and ballet
before taking lyrical. Lyrical is a very popular form of dance.
Jazz- Jazz dance is both a technical dance form and a creative art form. Jazz can
refer to several related dance styles. Jazz teaches students correct technique and
vocabulary that is also used in other dance forms. Various technical skills have been
adapted to fit the Jazz form of dance. Flex Point begins teaching jazz at age 5 and
offers many levels as student's get older and improve. Jazz dance is a very important
base for student's to excel in all types of dance.
Hip Hop- Hip Hop has evolved as part of hip hop culture. It refers to mainly street
dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music. Unlike most dance forms, hip hop
has few set boundaries for music and style. Hip hop is also a very popular dance
form and is most commonly seen in music videos and on TV. Flex Point begins
teaching Hip Hop at age 3- Adult.
Tap- The name Tap refers to the tapping sounds made when the metal plates on the
dancer's shoes make contact with a hard surface. Tap teaches rhythm and
coordination. It is a very fun form of dance and is enjoyed by all ages 3 through
Adult. Tap shoes make your feet an instrument, with endless rhythms and sounds.
Tap can be fun and also challenging. It is a very entertaining dance form to watch
Musical Theatre- Musical Theatre dance is a dance form that combines both
dancing, acting, and singing/lip-syncing. Musical theatre can use and combine many
dance forms. In musical theatre dance you portray a character and act out the lyrics
through dance. Musical theatre is very fun and entertaining. Flex Point currently does
not offer musical theatre dance for recreational students, but plans on incorporating it
into the schedule in the near future.
Acro/Tumbling- Flex Point's acro/tumbling program is designed to enhance our
dancer's skills. Our teachers promote flexibility, conditioning, and strength while
working on basic skills. Our student's get hands-on spotting and learn more
advanced skills on an individual basis. Flex Point's acro/tumbling can be fun to take
if you are learning handstands, somersaults or cartwheels. It can also be fun for
working on back-walkovers, aerials, or back handsprings.
Tricks & Turns- A class designed specifically to improve dancer's skills. Students
will work on turns, leaps, jumps, and various other progressions across the floor and
in the center of the floor.
Pre-School Program- Our pre-school program is designed for 3-5 year olds that
would like to learn a foundation in dance and movement. Our program fosters the
love of movement and introduces the preschooler to coordination, body alignment
and posture, musical rhythm, beat and time, and perceptual motor skills. Integrated
with the physical concepts are intellectual concepts of self awareness, creative
expression, imagination and teamwork. We currently offer a Ballet/Tap combo class,
Pre-School Hip Hop, and Pre-School Ballet.
Pre-School Ballet- teaches balance, arm movements, and various other steps
Pre-School Tap- enhances rhythm and foot articulation
Pre-School Hip-Hop- teaches rhythm, coordination, and freedom of movement.
|"Flex Point PAC, is a wonderful
dance studio that stresses
teamwork as well as notices
individual accomplishments. Sally
as well as the rest of her staff has
been up beat and a positive role
models for my daughter, with
dance in her life she has learned
to manage her time wisely and
that no goal is impossible. They
make each and every one of their
students feel special, always
taking the time to listen. They
also offer an adult program that
my oldest daughter and I
participate in. We all have such a
great time, and have met so many
new people. We have danced at a
few other studios before and Flex
Point definitely is the best. Keep
up the good work!
After spending many years at
another local dance studio, we
could not have been more
pleased when we came to be part
of the Flex Point PAC family. They
offer a wide variety of dance
classes at various levels and
provide a rich, nurturing, friendly
environment all while focusing on
each student's technique and
ability. Team spirit and
commradery is promoted with
monthly activities for the students
to participate in. Everything is well
documented and very organized
via email and written
communications. The competitive
dance company is wonderful!!
Most importantly is the staff. I
cannot say enough about
everyone who works at Flex Point
PAC. Each person is
approachable and truly caring.
They all go out of their way for
each and every student! I only
wish we would have made the
switch years ago! We love you
Flex Point PAC!!!
- Shelly Marcangelo
"Flex Point Performing Arts Center
has been an amazing experience
for our girls. The owners are
caring, the staff is professional
and fun and the environment is
upbeat and friendly. The total
experience has been positive for
our entire family."
"My daughter jumps out of the car
with such enthusiasm every time I
take her to the studio, I still marvel
at how much she loves dance. As
her skills improve every week, she
is motivated to work hard and
continue improving. Sally and
Nicole take an interest in every
student's growth both as dancers
and growing young
people. There is a personal
interest in every student. "
"Flex Point Performing Arts Center
is a wonderful and one of a kind
dance studio. There is a real
family atmosphere. The
instructors treat all students with
respect and really care about
them whether they are competitive
students or recreational students.
Our daughter came to Flex Point
during “bring a friend” week and
really found a home here. She
was hooked and has been
dancing at Flex Point ever since.
She is always excited to go to
Flex Point has been such a
positive experience for everyone in
our family. We have all found
friends and can’t imagine a better
place. You can tell it is not just a
job but a love of dance for Sally &
Nicole, and it shows in all they do."
~The Schoen Family
"Inspired with Creativity, Driven by Passion."
The Flex Point Philosophy
24158 Haggerty Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI.
|As a dancer, FlexPoint has been
such a great experience in my life. I
spent years moving from studio to
studio trying to find a place where I
really enjoyed going to class, and I
finally did when I went to FlexPoint
my senior year of high school.
From my first day at the studio I felt
overwhelmingly welcomed by the
faculty and the students and was
excited to be in a dance class for
the first time in along time. I got
more out of a single year at
FlexPoint than I had out of any
studio I attended over the last ten
years. The instructors not only offer
great instruction in technique and
great choreography, but also show
a high level of encouragement and
faith in every dancer that really
pushes them to excel and allows
the love of dance to grow so much
more. It was great to be in an
environment surrounded by so
many loving, caring people that
really want to help each dancer
improve and do well. It was
unfortunate that I was only able to
spend one year at FlexPoint, but of
my 16 years of dance it was
absolutely the best, and I always
look forward to visiting my dance
family at my
second home at FlexPoint.
“I do not observe the ballet classes (or other technique classes) very often. This
past Tuesday, I had an opportunity to observe the Ballet III class. I was very
impressed with the instruction in that class. Miss Beth was actually telling the class
WHY they needed to lead with the heel or knee. She told them WHY a specific arm
was raised during a movement. I think this is wonderful as it gives the students an
opportunity to learn, correct themselves and appreciate the art of ballet. The
fundamentals learned and practiced in Ballet are required in all other dance areas. I
was very impressed with the instruction in this class. It was done with an
appreciation of art as well as humor. Miss Beth does a wonderful job of mixing
humor with education. The girls may complain about buns and tights....but they do
not complain about her and her teaching. Great job!”