"...Our daily work in classes reinforce our solo sessions and vice versa. Every class, session, and experience is an evolution, and the building blocks of a journey in dance. “Trust the process,” she says and has said since the very beginning. I do and always will. I have been blessed with a mentor who is the definition of class. Who always puts art over prizes, who creates from her heart, makes adjustments and cleans with a meticulous eye, communicates her vision beautifully and provides an environment that challenges and nurtures, encourages and pushes… one that ultimately no two dancers travel quite the same and is solely and specially our own. With all my love and appreciation Tara, for allowing me to grow under your wing and in your arms. ❤️❤️❤️, your humble student always..."
"Thank YOU...always created a space that made us hungry - one that pushed us but one that never placed you above us. You do so good by so many of us! Much love"
"Thank you always, for delving deeper into each of your students' potential every day and never allowing us to get comfortable."
"I always look forward to coming to your class. The environment of innovation and vulnerability you've helped us mold is so comforting, and I feel like it is a place where we all can really flourish. Thank you for being you!"
"Tara gives us constructive feedback but gives us autonomy to self-correct and self-reflect. This is a powerful tool in dance. She also sticks to a few overarching themes for each genre so we can really sink into what she's teaching us rather than micro correcting so that everything goes in one ear and out the other."
“The class environment is so uplifting and non judgmental and I think that’s why I was able to explore…more than I ever had. I also feel like there isn’t any pressure from you to do everything perfect, it's all about trying. I appreciate that we are given ideas to try and a new way to look at it, it helps. I am really sad that this chapter is coming to an end, I have not enjoyed a jazz class…in a while and I learned a lot and could not be more grateful. I hope to be able to be in your class again in the future, because it was amazing for me, and I appreciate you as an educator and what you have to offer us as dancers. Also just reflecting on the class itself I like the way it ran and the way we moved through everything. I feel like I got to work on every aspect of jazz and jazz technique. I like that this class can be super individualized and you can make it your own and you can work on what you feel needs improvement. The way you teach works super well for me and I appreciate that you are just as invested into the class and the technique as we are.”
“I just wanted to say thank you so so much for a wonderful class tonight… Taking classes everywhere else didn’t feel like home. So thank you endlessly for building a space that feels like sunset on the beach, like home.”
"I have loved the energy of our class and enjoyed coming to learn with everyone every day. The atmosphere was very engaging and positive, which I really appreciated"
"...I can really feel the love you have for (your students) and your work."
"I feel like I have learned more TONIGHT than I ever have!"
"Thank you so much for all of your time. When (my daughter) got in the car, she said, 'I LOVE HER'!!! She felt like she learned so much today and wishes she could train with you daily! I told her maybe we could do once a month or every 6 weeks if you have availability...She can't wait to come back to work with you. You inspire her with your talent, passion and support. She was beaming when she left your private."
"I TRULY get emotional...what you have done for my (daughter). She is so inspired and has learned so much from YOU. I...will always be your number one fan, and will always be so very grateful that our paths crossed."
"I appreciate you taking into account the whole person, and I love the way you are teaching these girls, not only to set goals and reach for the stars, but to be respectful, responsible, SUPPORTIVE teammates. So much love for you, Tara! Honestly..."
"I was very excited to take jazz with Tara again because I love her classes. In her class, I feel like I can really explore myself as a dancer and take way more risks with my dancing capabilities."
"I just wanted to thank you...during this winter intensive. She really felt like she got a lot out of it technique wise, and came away from it with some tips/tricks to improve her alignment and core balance. We really appreciate all of your hard work day in and day out in training these girls and fostering their passion for dance!..."
"...(my daughter) came home completely rejuvenated and full of life last night! Enjoyed every minute of her time with you"
"I just watched (my daughter's) new...videos for her auditions. I am blown away at how much she's grown (in 3 months)! WOW!!! Thank you for all you do! Truly. I am in awe of the work you two are doing!"
"Thank you for being a second mother to me and many others through all of these years!! Forever grateful for the time, energy, and love that you have put into making us better people."
"...(you are) the most amazing 'pseudo mom' to SO many dancers. That you for dedicating your life to shaping our lives and our artistry. Your impact is more than you'll ever know..."
"After her performance and the live feedback...that smile!!!! She felt like that was the best performance she has had and (said) "that was a professional performance; not the typical competition piece you usually see". That is all because of YOU, Miss Tara!!!!"
"Thank you for believing in me when no one else did, and for pushing me to be the best I can be. I am so appreciative of my time with (you) and I will never be able to fathom my luck that I was able to cross paths with you! A half of my heart will always be (with you), no matter where I go. Thank you for making (Talent Factory) my home."
"You are so special and have brought (your dancers) so far!!!"
"Mind blown. Grateful we are on the same team."
"Have to tell you that your dancers were absolutely brilliant this past week - I was so incredibly proud and impressed by them...Congratulations on all - you are doing the most beautiful work with them."
"Thank you for a beautiful combination - You are absolutely gorgeous, I could watch you all day!!!!