“When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”… Read More »

Kristos the Magnificent

By Susan Russo On a sparkling Sunday afternoon this October, my husband, Vincent, and I attended a lovely concert at the Long Beach Public Library. Lyric Soprano, Eileen Polis, Librarian at the Long Beach Public Library, enchanted the audience with a full concert of beautiful arias from many diverse operas, as well as popular songs… Read More »

I’d Pick More Daisies

By Nadine Stir Written when she was 85 years old If I had my life to live over again would try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I know of very few things that I would take seriously…. Read More »

TAPA Art Show

By Elizabeth Connolly ON A RAINY THURSDAY afternoon this past October, students from the Theresa Academy gathered at the second floor gallery space of the Long Island Children’s Museum to attend a reception in their honor. The weather did little to dim the smiles and spirits of the artists and their families. The artists were happy to find their… Read More »

Snowy Winter Days

During this winter of historic snowfall and freezing temperatures, we have been keeping things light and warm at TAPA. Although some of our weekly classes have been rescheduled because of the snow, we’ve still had outstanding attendance in our classes and are so happy with all the amazing work our students have been doing.  … Read More »

Valentines Day Workshop

On Sunday, February 9th, the TAPA studios were filled to capacity with young lovers at heart looking to celebrate Valentines Day! Boys and girls of all ages enjoyed a day of dancing, Valentines Day Yoga, and crafting incredible valentines for their loved ones.   Volunteers were on deck to help with all of the activities… Read More »

The Importance of Dance Education

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, NY 2008 I want to congratulate the work of the National Dance Education Organization and share with you my thoughts on the importance of dance education.  You know, the National Dance Education Organization has a real vision of the power of dance in our children’s education and I could not agree… Read More »

Friends of TAPA

by: Miss Lindsay If we were to list all of the people who helped TAPA get back on our feet after Hurricane Sandy our blog would be an endless list of names of TAPA supporters from Long Beach and beyond!  We had packages, cards, and donations from Florida, California, and even Africa when we sounded… Read More »