The first thing that comes to my mind, when I look back at all my lessons with Tate (both in class and in privates), is fun!! She always makes sure that a dance lesson is a joyful experience like it ought to be and I never left her class without a smile on my face :)
At the same time, she never skimps on effort/technique. Even in a classroom full of beginners, she would always move gracefully during demonstrations instead of just doing a walk through. She is one of the few instructors who taught me how to move/dance rather than just a series of steps.
For anyone, who is reading this review to decide if they want to take dance lessons from Tate, I have to say you are in for a real treat. If you are looking to learn how to actually dance, while having lots of fun, you are looking at the right instructor!!