Sunday Workshop Preview!

One day each month, TAPA holds Sunday Workshops to welcome current TAPA students, their siblings, and all students from local areas to enjoy classes at TAPA.  During each two hour session, students take dance, yoga, art, and music classes with a unified theme.   We are thrilled to announce that this year, our Sunday Workshops… Read More »

After School in the Arts

The Theresa Academy of Performing arts is thrilled to announce our new After school in the Arts program!  This fall, we will begin offering respite from 3:00 – 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. These classes are designed just like Saturday Respite, with a variety of classes, snack, and time for homework help.   This new… Read More »

End of Camp Blues

The end of camp always makes me “blue”.  Although all of the teachers and volunteers reach the day completely exhausted, it’s always a bit sad to say good-bye.  For three weeks we came together from different towns, schools, and programs to celebrate the SOUNDS OF SUMMER!   Our campers were incredible!  Boys and girls from… Read More »

Irish Step Dancing

TAPA was thrilled to welcome Shannon Romig and her friends back to TAPA Summer Camp.  Last week, with the help of almost a dozen other dancers, Shannon taught an Irish Step Dancing to all campers each day!  Campers learned basic Irish Step Dancing technique, patters, and combinations. Following the lead of their buddies, campers found… Read More »

Congratulations, Graduates!

June is a time for graduations and the start of summer!  For us, it also meant celebrating Jillian Feuerstein, TAPA intern, and her graduation from Hewlett High School!  We are so proud of Jillian and all of her outstanding accomplishments in Concert Corale, Vocal Jazz Choir, National Honor Society, National Thespian Society, and Human Rights/Anti-Bullying… Read More »

Singing the Praises of TAPA Summer Camp

By: Julie Mayo Having come on board as a teacher and administrative assistant at TAPA this past October, this was my first experience with Summer Camp. I had heard the buzz that it was “a great time,” but it was more than I bargained for in the fun and inspiration departments. In addition to camp… Read More »

Island Park Residency

By: Julie Mayo As a creative movement and yoga teacher at TAPA, I have been teaching some classes off-site at other locations. One such appointment is an 8-week residency at the Island Park Middle School, where the pre-k classes are housed. Through a grant from New York State, Dr. Rosemarie Bovino has initiated a Universal… Read More »


During Summer Camp, we celebrated a variety of different “sounds of summer” with special guests and classes.  Not least among them was Dance Aloha!  We had three amazing, patient, and kind teachers from Dance Aloha join us to teach us authentic Hawaiian traditions, dances, and songs!   Dance Aloha Dance Troupe is a local, Long… Read More »

Days of Summer

Sounds of Summer, Theresa Academy of Performing Art’s Annual Summer Camp, was off to a fantastic start with a full week of sunshine, new faces, and amazing activities in the arts.  Campers, faculty, and buddies gathered together each morning to hear the “song of the day”, which ranged from “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, to… Read More »

Yoga and Creative Movement Residency

By: Julie Mayo   During the spring months, I taught a Yoga and Creative Movement class for teens at the Island Park Library. It’s an integrated class for special needs and typically developing students and we’ve been having a ball. We enjoyed coming into our early evenings with a calming practice focusing on syncing our breath with… Read More »