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 »

Our Wish…

Summer Camp is right around the corner and we still have some supplies to replace before we are ready to run at full speed.  Below is our wish list.  Please consider donating one of the following or making a donation in the amount to purchase these supplies.  Play Tunnel – $30  Canvas and paints –… 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

Summer Camp

Last Summer In 2012, more than 25 campers joined the faculty and staff at TAPA for our third summer camp. Campers, volunteers, and teachers spent the hot days of summer making new friends in drama, art, yoga, music, dance, and cooking classes. This summer will be no different! Boy, do we have big plans! July… Read More »

Where Will He Live?

Reposted with permission from Vincent J. Russo & Associates, P.C. blog.  http://www.vjrussolaw.com/blog/   Thirteen years ago a landlord made life miserable for Sidiki Conde by throwing out his wheelchair from the lobby of his rent controlled fifth floor walk up apartment.  After the New York Times got involved, the landlord said it was “inadvertently thrown… Read More »

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

On Wednesday, May 8th TAPA students and volunteers attended the Special Needs Awareness Night Mets game at CitiField.  Tickets were donated by the Center for Wealth Preservation who sponsors the night and honors the millions of Americans with various disabilities and special needs.   The Center for Wealth Preservation generously donated tickets to TAPA that… Read More »

Sunday Workshops

The Theresa Academy continues to grow both in enrollment as well as space! Post-Sandy additions have been made to our building and we are back up and running with the help of your generous donations. We offer a variety of after school classes from yoga and dance, to art and music!  We have drummers, actors, dancers,… Read More »

What TAPA Teaches Me…

By Miss Lindsay Several years ago I was at a Theresa Foundation event and Ms. Susan pulled me over at the end of the night.  “I want to start a performing arts studio in Lido,” she began “it’s going to be great.  I’m hiring professional, certified teachers and we are going to redo the space… Read More »

Help TAPA and The Theresa Foundation

Spread the Word. Tell other people about how special TARF is and encourage them to check out our website at www.TheresaFoundation.org, like us on Facebook  www.facebook.com/theresafoundation and follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/theresa_fund. 2. Make the Theresa Foundation your “Charity of Choice.” Make a donation in honor of someone or as a memorial gift. A donation will increase your tax… Read More »