6621 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, Florida 34429, (352-563-5550)
Sharper Image Class Descriptions
Tiptoe Tots – 3 Year Olds
This class is offered to our youngest
dancer, the 3-year old.  The emphasis
is FUN and the focus is placed on early
physical and social development.  The
core of these classes are gross motor
skill development and coordination
such as jumping, hopping and skipping
as well as spatial awareness.  
Incorporated are social skills as in
taking turns and learning to co-operate
in a group setting.  Musical awareness
and expressive movement are learned
through improvisation and simple
dance routines as well as creative
movement and playing make-believe
characters.  Students MUST be potty
Ballet – The Backbone of all Dance
The roots of Classical Ballet are traced
back hundreds of years to France and
Italy.  Since Ballet is the basis for all
dance forms, all students are
encouraged to take Ballet.  Our goal is
to develop a disciplined dancer
through barre, center floor exercises
and combinations suited to age and
ability while developing body strength,
self assurance, poise and grace.  
Ballet is required of all students
desiring to participate on Dance
Tap – The Rhythm Teacher
Starting in America in the 19th century
with roots from Africa and Ireland, Tap
has become increasingly popular with
students of all ages.  Tap is also a
great form of exercise for those with
limited movement capability.  It is
energetic and produces endurance,
balance and stamina.  Tap has its own
vocabulary and combines rhythm of
footwork and clarity of sounds,
patterns and progressions from the
entry level to the advanced student.
Pre-Ballet and Tap
Students learn the basics of rhythm
and enjoyment of creative dance
movement through Ballet and Tap.  In
addition, emphasis on developing
self-confidence, poise, balance,
coordination and social skills are
stressed.  Correct dance terminology
is taught as the students learn
technique.  Memorization skills are
developed through learning simple
dance routines.  These classes are
offered to the Pre-Kindergarten
Ballet-Tap Combination – 6 to 9
Year Olds
These classes are designed for
students with little dance experience
who show an interest in dance, but
have not yet developed a serious
interest in a particular dance form.  
These classes combine dance forms to
build a knowledge of each as they
move into our more intensive levels of
Ballet and Tap.  As we refine the
basics of technique, we stress
memorization of skills and terminology
in each dance form.  Routines will be
taught in Ballet and Tap.
Students will only be permitted to enroll
at the discretion of the instructor.  
Students already on Pointe who are
transferring to Sharper Image, are
required to take a placement class
before being permitted to continue
Pointe work.
Hip Hop
The first and original dance associated
with hip hop is breakdance, which
appeared in New York City during the
early 1970s and truly became an
element of hip hop as a culture.  Now
there is many forms of Hip Hop such as
old school, new school and freestyle.  
If you want fun, an aerobic exercise
and upbeat music, then Hip Hop is the
class for you.
Jazz – Stylistic & Energetic
Jazz roots come from Ballet and
Modern.  Jazz styles change with times
and are adaptable to past and current
music.  Students gain flexibility,
strength, balance and control of
movement.  Routines are taught based
on ability levels.  Ballet is
Lyrical – Contemporary
Lyrical dance emphasizes strong
emotional feeling and line while telling
a story.  Lyrical combines the grace of
Ballet and the strength and flexibility of
Jazz and Modern.  Ballet is required
and Jazz is recommended.
Jumps, Leaps & Turns
Essential to all dance forms, this class
is intended for the Competition
Dancers.  This class is required for all
Competitive Dancer Team Members
and offered to any dancer wanting to
improve their jumping and turning
Flex and Stretch
This class is available for those
desiring to increase their range of
motion in a classroom structure.  
Recommended for Team Members.
Cardio Barre
Exercise to burn unwanted fat while
sculpting muscles without the usual
kicking, punching and jumping up and
down.  This form of exercise lengthens
and strengthens your muscles, as you
are burning fat while using resistance
exercises for “tush,” legs, torso and
arms to sculpt and elongate muscles.  
Working at the barre gives you a
sense of balance so you can
concentrate on the muscle group you
are working on.  Bare feet or non-slip
footwear is recommended.
Adult Tap Classes
Tap is also a great form of exercise for
those with limited movement capability,
is energetic and produces endurance,
balance and stamina while increasing
memory skills
Musical Theater Class
A MUST for competition dancers.  This
class will boost those “showmanship”
skills – and points!  This class will
provide students with the opportunity
to act and dance to musical production
numbers as seen on the professional
Competition Teams
Competition is for dancers ready to
compete at an Elite level of dance.  
Dance competitions give students
wonderful opportunities to perform and
achieve a high level of technical
mastery while building confidence and
learning good sportsmanship.  
Emphasis for dance routines is placed
on detail, perfecting technique and
stage presence.  Sharper Image staff
will determine placement of students
on teams and will be invited to work “by
invitation only.”  All dance team
members are required to enroll in a
Ballet class and the technical class for
the chosen team for which they are
Acting & Movement- Ages 8-18
Dance technique is only one piece of
the puzzle.  The ability to "sell" a
performance is just as important.  
Students will practice creating
believable characters through facial
expressions, body movement and
gestures, and voice.  This class is sure
to boost confidence, increase
self-awareness, and improve stage