Theresa Awards Dinner 2015

On Friday, May 1st supporters of the Theresa Foundation joined in raising awareness and funds for the Theresa’s of the world at the 21st Annual Theresa Awards. Guests were brought back in time to the Roaring Twenties when performers from Dance with Me USA showcased dances from that era. Although their act was a hard… Read More »

CPR Class

On a sunny afternoon in April, TAPA’s faculty, interns, and volunteers welcomed Bob from The Heart Savers Institute for a CPR certification course. The three-hour workshop focused on basic CPR and life-saving techniques as well as AED training. Even though TAPA used full time nurses during summer camp, we are thrilled that so many faculty… Read More »

Theresa Fun Day

By Melanie Castillo On Saturday, January 17th, the Theresa Foundation held its annual “Theresa’s Fun Day” bowling event at our favorite bowling alley Farmingdale Lanes.  This year we had over 130 Theresa Foundation supporters join us for an afternoon of bowling, pizza, raffles and old fashioned family fun! Theresa’s Fun Day raised over $3,000.  … Read More »

The Interns

TAPA is always an exciting place to be!  On evenings and weekends this place is packed with students who are thrilled to be taking dance, music, and art classes.  With students of so many differing abilities we are proud to offer every student who needs one a personal one-on-one to guide them in classes, redirect… Read More »

Flashback: The Holidays

Thanksgiving weekend, The Theresa Foundation was once again a participant in United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County’s Festival of the Trees. This year’s theme, “With a Song in Our Heart”, displayed handmade ornaments made by TAPA students that showed off our love for music and the holiday season!  Elizabeth Connolly, TAPA’s art teacher, helped students… Read More »

15 Things I LOVE about TAPA

By Lindsay Rogan   15. Art Art class is always my preferred class to watch because there are so many magical moments!  Students are always engaged in painting, drawing, and sculpture lessons and we end up with so many gorgeous pieces of art to share with family, friends, and donors.  In addition to our students’… Read More »

Yoga Greetings

I’ve happily been with TAPA for just under four months now wearing a few different hats: as administrative assistant and yoga and dance teacher. I wanted to take a moment to share with you my delight in coming on board in general, and also specifically working with the yoga students on Tuesday evenings.   It is… Read More »

Voicing Support for Arts in Education

In 1994 the Educate America Act created arts standards for Pre-K through 12th grade to assist students in becoming creative thinkers, makers and responders to the world around them. A great deal has changed since that time, especially in regards to education technology and information sharing, and in 2011 the National Coalition for Core Arts… Read More »

Susan Russo and 100 Women Who Care about Long Island

  In the fall of 2013, 100 Women Who Care about Long Island provided The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts with a scholarship for our Saturday Respite program.  The grant was used to give 10 students full scholarships to our Saturday Respite program, free of charge!  See the interview with all the details below: