5 Fun Things to do this Summer…

Summer is here and school is out!  Here are five “TAPA-approved” unique things to do with your kids this summer.   1.  Attend a Long Island Ducks Game www.liducks.com You can get tickets to this baseball game in Central Islip for $11 a ticket!  Take the whole family and support Long Island’s team.  They are… Read More »

We’re Famous!

David Feldman from Long Beach NY TV recently visited the TAPA studios and had an opportunity to speak with Ms. Susan and one of our parents about our program!  Check us out the video in the link below: http://longislandny.tv/detail.php?id=18    

The Importance of Arts Education

Rachel recently discussed the role that the arts play in our lives and society as a whole.  In her characteristically smart, articulate, and witty manner, Maddow shared her thoughts on the importance of the arts and arts education . Maddow started by boldly stating that she’s not a dance expert, just an appreciator:  “I know… Read More »

Mark Morris Dance Group

A fantastic New York Times Article about Mark Morris Dance Company teaching classes to students and families with special needs!  So inspirational.   Click here for full NYT article:  http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/local-dance-school-offers-classes-for-children-with-special-needs/?smid=pl-share       http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/local-dance-school-offers-classes-for-children-with-special-needs/?smid=pl-share

Shared Ability Dance

New Haven’s Ballet’s Shared Ability Program helps individuals with special needs to dance and perform. Look at their remarkable work. The Shared Ability Program: New Haven Ballet’s Shared Ability Program from New Haven Ballet on Vimeo.

A Dance Mom’s Dream

I’m proud and honored to be a Mom of a daughter with special needs who just happened to be TAPA’s first student.  So if that’s my claim to fame and the reason why I’m sitting here writing this little blog then I’ll take it and run with it. I don’t think any parent initially wants… Read More »

You Don’t Need Feet to Dance

TAPA’s very own SIDIKI in his documentary You Don’t Need Feet to Dance.  Sidiki is our guest artist each summer at TAPA and he touches the hearts of all the students and faculty with his music and spirit.

Autism on Broadway

Huffington Post has a fantastic video about all the Broadway shows that are being adapted to accommodate audiences with autism!