“In a field like dance, where the body is the helm of the experience, understanding the people in my course— their histories, interests, and aspired trajectories—is often more important than completing a lesson. The lesson is in the people, in the bodies. In the end, students are more able to learn, experiment, and take risks, when they feel safe, heard, trusted, and supported. As one of my student’s said, “[Tara] was able to create an environment where it felt safe to learn, which in turn helped me learn more.”