American Girl Doll with Disabilities

Click below to read an incredible story about a 10-year-old who wants American Girl to create a doll with a disability.

Give me a T-A-P-A

On Friday, October 11th the Theresa Academy was transformed into a Cheerleading Boot Camp with the help of the Gotham City Cheerleaders. Four cheerleaders from the unofficial team of the New York Giants taught a master dance and technique class to our TAPA students and guests from Impressions Dance Studio in Levittown.   All the… Read More »

Long Island Teaching Artist Workshop

ON FRIDAY, December 6th the Theresa Academy of Performing Arts hosted a workshop for teaching artists that live and work in both Nassau and Suffolk counties to explore adapting activities for a variety of students with disabilities.   A movement activity was led by Dafna Soltes Stein and a theater activity was led by I.D.E.A.S. Director and Founder, Lisa… Read More »

Theresa Fun Day 2014

Saturday, January 18th was the annual Theresa Fun Day at Farmingdale Lanes. Over 149 friends and family came out to support The Theresa Foundation. Beautiful Farmingdale Lanes has 48 lanes and The Theresa Foundation proudly packed half of the bowling alley to capacity. The youngest bowlers were 18-months-old, proudly using their dinosaur ramps and bumpers, and students and volunteers from The… Read More »

Winter Recess Respite

For the first time ever, TAPA held respite classes over February Break.   On Thursday, “Girls Ruled” TAPA as it was the first day in TAPA’s history that we had all female students, volunteers, and teachers.  We made snowflake chains with glitter glue and sparkles, and read the book “Snowmen at Night” to inspire our… 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 »

Thanks and Giving

By Susan S. Russo Thank you to Jane S. James, Theresa Foundation Board Member, who recently manned a “Theresa Table” at the Community Yard sale in the Burning Ridge section of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ms. James’ TARF table featured our cookbooks, Theresa pins, mugs, Tee-shirts, brochures and newsletters. The event helped to spread the… 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 »