Testimonials

Testimonials

Learning dancing could be related to watching a sunset. You walk down the street and look through the trees to see the evening colors. It’s pleasant, requires little exertion, and is better than staying on your couch. Alternatively, you could work a bit harder and ascend the nearby hill to see the entire valley lit up in oranges and purples. Although more effort, the experience is ageless and sublime. Once you’re up, you know that it was worth it.
Dancing is similar. Any form of dancing that gets you “off your couch” is better than the alternative – you still get a glimpse of the beauty. But Tabish will enable you to experience the full beauty of dance and the connection you can acquire with others. Like a sunset, moving in unison with another person is of the most satisfactory feelings you’ll ever encounter.
So dancing is great – why Idaho Dance Sport? Tabish the tallest hill in Boise – in fact, many other instructors are his “foothills.” Like geological features, he’s been around a long time – he knows his community and he knows his dance. Like a steep slope, he’ll challenge you physically and mentally. But just when you’re starting to wear down, he’ll give you a vista like you’ve never experienced. And you’ll keep going.
So grab your shoes and hop on the trail. I’ll see you up there.
- Kyle. Boise, ID

"Tabish is known on a massive scale for his expertise in performance dancing and dance instruction. Some people in this world are masters of carpentry, master marksman, or master chefs. Tabish is a master of movement. The theoretical 10,000 hour mark has been greatly surpassed by Tabish and this is evident when studying dance with him. Whether you are looking for an instructor to introduce you to social dancing, or you are honing your skills in any style of dance - look no further. Tabish combines connection to music with precise technical skills in order to inspire others to create meaningful movement; alone, or with a partner."
- Ryan. Flagstaff, Arizona.

"A thank you to you, Tabish! I am new to the area and found a group salsa lesson online--a class taught by Tabish Romario. I have taken a few classes in the past but it had been awhile. I took a leap and showed up by myself. I immediately felt welcomed even among the regular students greeting and hugging each other like they were old friends. Group lessons are dynamic, full of laughs and lots of correction and encouragement from Tabish. My love for dance was reawakened. Tabish has a zest for dance that you can see pulse through him and move to his students, giving them confidence to give 100 % because he gives 115%. I knew after taking my first class with him that private lessons would be worth the investment. His artistic and passionate way of teaching is backed by incredible skill, knowledge and attention to detail that never comes off as overbearing. After even a couple private lessons, I found myself feeling more confident and wanting to learn more. Thank you Tabish for welcoming me into the great dance community that surrounds you and for giving me new life and inspiration. Taking risks is always scary but walking into your class is a decision for which I am forever grateful!"
- Michaela. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

"Idaho DanceSport is a welcoming studio for anyone looking to learn how ballroom dance. As a former competitive and highly trained dancer, I was impressed with both Tabish’s knowledge and his commitment to high standards within his classes. He is deeply vested in and passionate about his students’ learning. If you are looking for first rate instruction and a friendly atmosphere, Idaho DanceSport is definitely the place to go."
- Vanessa. Los Angeles, California.

"If you are looking to learn to dance Salsa, Bachata, or any of the social dances, you have to take lessons from Tabish. He’s the real deal with the professional training and background to get you started at the beginner level and to take you all the way to that expert level. I really don’t think there’s anyone else in the Boise area that has his training or expertise. I have taken lessons in New York and various other cities in the US and Tabish is on par with some of the best dancers and instructors from which I’ve had the privilege to learn."
- Sean. New York, NY

"I first began training at Idaho DanceSport with Tabish doing competitive ballroom dance at age 17. In the time that I have been learning from him, I have learned many things about myself and what I can do with my body that I thought impossible. He has been able to provide me with advanced technical material and intense training routines that have led to swift improvements in just a short amount of time. Aside from that, some time after I joined Idaho Dancesport, I was introduced to a wonderful and loving social dance community where I have made many great friends, whom I look forward to seeing every time I go social dancing. In my opinion, Idaho Dancesport is by far the best place in the valley to go to learn Latin dancing."
- Marcus. Boise, ID

"My time working with Tabish for Ballroom dancing started in February 2014 in Rumba and then moved to the fun and flirty Cha-Cha. Within two lessons, I could tell that Tabish was a very good teacher because he knew when I wasn’t engaging certain muscles and technique to execute the movement he asked for. Soon I LOOKED like a dancer and was happy with my progress which motivated me to continue with our lessons. His passion and love for dance is truly inspiring and he sincerely wants each of his students to get better at this art form. There have been many times after a lesson he has texted me about how I did giving me words of dance advice and inspiration. I have truly loved working with Tabish on so many levels and I know for a fact you will not get the technique that he teaches anywhere else in the Treasure Valley from my own experience. His attention to detail is what keeps me coming back for more as others just teach steps, but Tabish teaches technique. After about 7 months, I decided to embark on the competition path, and if this is something you want to pursue, Tabish is the best to take you there. He pushes you to do better, go higher, dig deeper, and to perform. His attention to detail is worth the money you spend, and I am happy for that experience with my first competition this past June (placed first!). Hope to see you on the dance floor."
- Lael. Boise, ID

"I first came to Boise in April 2015 for an internship, and I had no contacts in town, except for my colleagues at work. The first few months in town were ok, but the big step was when a co-worker introduced me to Idaho DanceSport, owned and directed by Tabish L. Romario. I highly suggest everyone to join the local Boise Salsa scene at Idaho DanceSport, and enjoy the great people and activities available. I think it is the best activity in town to meet new people, great dancers and invaluable friends. Definitely a great reason to come back to Boise again, and enjoy the awesome energy and spirit of all the wonderful people I had the honor to meet!"
- Luca. Milan, Italy

"I am beyond grateful for Idaho DanceSport and the joy it's brought to my life. Though I've spent most of my life dancing, when I met Tabish, I had not taken a dance class in 4 years. My career path had led me away from dance and it had become all consuming. Tabish and the community surrounding Idaho DanceSport provided me with an outlet, renewed my passion for dancing, brought many meaningful friendships into my life, and helped open my eyes to what makes life worth living. Tabish's talent and energy inspire me to reach for new goals everyday and I'm amazed at what he's helped me accomplish as a dancer in such a short time."
- Lori. Seattle, WA

"Idaho Dance Sport has been more than just a dance school for me, it has been a life changing experience. Easily one of the best decisions I'd ever made! Hailing from a middle-class, conservative Indian family I grew up thinking that I'd end up like most people around me - with a good paying job, a wife, a car, a house and kids...all by the time I was 25. That was my definition of a happy life. But joining IDS changed everything for me...in a good way! :)
I'd realized that my vision of happiness was very limited...that life was much broader than that and was meant to be, well, lived! You only truly live when you find and pursue your passions. And pursue them I did...Dancing opened up new horizons and possibilities for me. I often look back and realize how far I've come from being a shy, introverted engineer to this 'happy feet' maniac.
But anybody can learn how to dance from anywhere, right?
Wrong!
There are teachers and then there are teachers; Tabish is the latter. His teaching methodology is 'first principles' oriented, meaning he emphasizes the fundamentals...a lot! His motto is to bring out the best dancer in you.
'Greatness is built with hard work and dedication, with perseverance and devotion, with sweat and tears, with practice, practice and more practice'. This mindset, that circulates within the walls of IDS, has given me a rock solid foundation to build upon and helped me not just become a better dancer but also a better person in life. Remember when I said that it's been life changing?
I now live in LA and have taken a few classes from reputed instructors, but Tabish still stands out...he's a good friend and a great mentor. In fact I miss his lessons so much that I'm planning to fly out to Boise once a month for taking Latin ballroom classes...that's how much I recommend IDS for anyone who's wanting to learn dance.
You won't regret your time here...trust me, I'm the living example of it."
- Sai. Los Angeles, California.

"Tabish at Idaho DanceSport is the most enthusiastic and qualified dance teacher I have met so far. I strongly recommend you to learn dancing with Tab, no matter what is your level, experience, or objective. When I joined the group more than a year ago I was simply seeking to meet people, as I was new in Idaho. Today, I am a part of this community and the best of it is that I have learned so much in dancing. What is good about Tabish is that he will give you what you want. He will personalize the dance to your objective. He will give you the encouragements and the maximum feedback you need for success. I was able to learn the foundations of the Latin dancing, from the basic to the rhythm of it. He then walked me to the different technical steps and introduced me to the performance experience. His network and the synergy of the dance team allowed me to perform Latin dancing (Salsa, Bachata and Mambo) at five different locations, in front of more than 250 people. That was truly one of the best experiences ever! Idaho DanceSport is getting bigger and funnier every single time someone new is joining! It does not matter what is your age or how shy you are, Tabish will make you look elegant and sexy. There is no comparable dance teacher around there and what amazes me is that some people are driving for two hours just to dance with us at class!"
- Ronan. Boise, ID

"I have been a student of Tabish for almost a year and I think that nothing has advanced my dancing techniques as much as his private lessons. With Tabish's help I've learned how to listen to the music and dance on the right beats. He explains things in a clear, unintimidating manner, breaks down techniques in a way that makes sense, and works at an easy pace that is just right for you. In addition to that, Tabish teaches you how to connect with the music and your partner. He created a cohesive group and made it fun for each one of us to have the most enjoyable dance experience on Wednesday nights. Regardless of what level you are as a dancer, you will get great value out of Tabish's classes. I would highly recommend Tabish for anybody looking for dancing opportunities in Boise area."
- Jim. San Francisco, CA

"I love working with Tabish every time he is in Florida. I have worked with many professionals in the Ballroom world. Tabish has a unique way to inspire others with his passion and energy which does not seem to fade with time. There is something to be said about the Ballroom dance lifestyle and training. It requires pure discipline and passion to be a Ballroom dancer and Tabish has helped me acquire these qualities in a very short period of time. The weight shifting alone and how well the dancers use their bodies is stunning up close. Tabish's personality truly shows through dance and you feel elated after watching him dance. I have watched him at several competitions and always wanted to get some lessons. I am glad I did he is truly a professional technician."
- Linda. Tampa, FL

"The discipline of couple dancing is like that of a language. If you know Chinese and your partner knows French, you can't really communicate. And Tabish is one heck of a Latin teacher. He is highly skilled in Salsa, Bachata, Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Ballroom and all other kinds of Latin dances. He'll make sure that each move and technique is absorbed into your core and becomes a part of your being, and also the right way. He works with you relentlessly until you not only learn the language of dancing, but become comfortable, confident and fluent in it. He is the best we have and if you're living in Boise, Idaho, trying to learn Salsa, Rumba, Bachata, Ballroom or any other kind of Latin dances, and NOT taking your lessons from Tabish L. Romario , quiet frankly, you are wasting a lot of time, energy and money. I know I'm going to keep my tab open with him for a very very long time."
- Kaustubh. Boise, ID

"I started Latin dance with Tabish a year and a half ago, with no prior dance experience at all. As rough, inexperienced and clumsy as I was, he was patient with me while getting me to push my boundaries each time. Now, I am on a few of the performing teams, I'm confident in the way I move, I'm even helping him teach sometimes, and best yet, I have more fun dancing with this amazing group of people than any other area of my life. Tabish is an exceptionally good and thorough instructor, and he genuinely loves teaching."
- Danielle. Boise, ID

"I have learned with various teachers in Ballroom, Swing, Salsa... but It was not until I studied with Tabish, that I learned how the man should lead, and more importantly what partner dance was really all about. If you are frustrated as a man in the world of Dance, there is no doubt only one place to go , to learn how to make your partner very happy on the dance floor. If you have the smallest interest in dance , please do yourself a favor, and go to one class or take one lesson from Tabish... It will change your life."
- Matthew. Boise, ID

"I am a confident person. However, it's a characteristic I've been able to call my own only recently. Tabish's influence contributed greatly to me finding that trait.Tabish is one of the most well trained dancers in Idaho and is incredibly skilled at adapting to every student's learning style, but it's more than dance that he teaches. Tabish taught me the steps for Salsa and various other Latin dances. I love these dances and I seek them out in every city I visit, but I've never found anyone that dances quite like Tabish or the students he's mentored. Aside from the basic steps of salsa or any dance that you can learn from anyone, Tabish focuses on fundamental dance technique to make his students look good. I don't live in Idaho anymore but I visit every once in a while. When I do I make it a point to go dancing with my friends from the Salsa community. I can always pick out the girls who have trained with Tabish. Technique can make even the simplest movement look beautiful. And then there is sensuality. Latin dancing wouldn't be what it is without it and Tabish breathes it into every person he teaches. I have been able to apply Tabish's lessons to other areas of my life aside from social dancing. I'm grateful to have discovered the confidence I have in myself that was cultivated through my lessons with him. Tabish's students are sexy and confident and life is so much easier for a woman when she knows she is both. Thanks for making my life easier, Tab."
- Morgan. Denver, CO

"Tabish, I feel so blessed to have you as a dance instructor. Many times, dance teachers will focus on moves, but you teach how to dance! I feel like I have received the highest quality of dance education I could hope for- I am afraid I am completely Spoiled! I hope to come back and learn from you again, but for now I am forever grateful. Having a dance family dramatically improved my life in Boise, so thank you so much for creating that atmosphere."
- Lisa. Oceania, Australia

"Tabish L Romario is very kind. It is comforting to know that if I make a mistake in the dance floor and lesson, the instructor will be at his kindness when correcting me. But the side I like the most about him is that every time I've done something not quite correct, he blames the guy and not me! And he's such a happy individual and passionate; very contagious..."
- Jackie. Boise, ID

"Those of you who want to learn the fundamentals of Latin dance from a pro, look no further. Lessons from Tabish will be instructive, creative and fun. You will work harder than you've ever worked before, but you will see more results than you've ever seen. Tabish is knowledgeable and passionate and gives every lesson 110%."
- Carla. Boise, ID