To Infinity… and Beyond!

By Debi Holmes-Mucci   On September 13, 2013 TAPA lost a very special student, Morgan Brodwin. Morgan was a unique child who would run into the TAPA building smiling and ready to greet anyone in the lobby. Morgan was curious and smart, asking “What’s your name?” and always replying, “It’s nice to meet you.” She… 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 »

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 »

I’m a TAPA Vollie

by: Matthew G. It’s fun to be a TAPA volunteer! You get to go around with a buddy to classes such as art, music, and dance. It’s a great experience for both the students and the volunteer. As you go, you learn to help the kids who don’t learn as fast as you. I do… 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 »