Meet Intern: Jessie

Meet Jessie – our newest TAPA intern!  Here is what she had to say about her year of volunteering at TAPA before becoming an intern. —————– My experience at TAPA has been an enjoyable one.  I began volunteering in order to fulfill my community service hours for Confirmation.  I immediately felt connected with the kids and… Read More »

Beauty in Genetic Differences

If you have heard about Rick Guidotti’s work yet, you are missing out.  There is so much to say about the bravery and joy in the model’s images but we think it’s best to let the images speak for themselves.  Thanks again to CNN for sharing such beautiful news. Seeing the beauty in genetic differences

Happy Birthday!

                Did you know that you can have your next Birthday Party at TAPA?   With numerous articles about birthday parties for students for the special needs community and potential conflicts that can arise, we are proud to offer a perfect solution for the Special Needs community.  … Read More »

Spotlight on Piano Lessons

Lisa Glickman has been at The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for years as our music teacher. She teaches group music classes to a variety of ages and has so much fun preparing for the themes and parties that we throw on Saturdays and during Workshops.  From percussion and rhythm, to Broadway tunes and pop… Read More »

Saturday Respite Program!

By: Lindsay Rogan For several years the Theresa Academy of Performing Arts has provided Saturday Respite experiences for the Long Beach and local community.  Each Saturday morning, teachers, aides, volunteers, and students gather at The Theresa Building in Lido to start the weekend off right! For several years the Theresa Academy of Performing Arts has… Read More »

Golf Outing 2015

Another spectacular Swingin’ for Theresa Golf Outing was held at North Hills Country Club on Thursday, June 25th.  The 18th annual event welcomed 94 golfers and even more at the Gala Reception.  The cloud cover and light breeze was a welcome plus for the golfers.   Once again the golf committee, with Ralph Caruso and… Read More »

Four weddings… and a baby

By: Susan S. Russo “It’s the water!”…..we’ve jokingly made this comment to several parents and friends when we tell them the latest TAPA news! Over the past eight months, we’ve had four engagement announcements and the birth of a new “TAPA-Baby”! Dance teacher Tatum Brogan and her husband Chris became the parents of a lovely… Read More »

Spotlight on Art Class

By: Lindsay Rogan If you’ve ever seen our Facebook page then you must have seen the remarkable artwork that our students create.  I am continually amazed each time I step into the art room and see the finished product.  Our art teacher, Elizabeth Connolly, has helped all of our students to express themselves and attempt… Read More »