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:

Bedtime Blues

By Susan S. Russo How many times can one read “Goodnight Moon”, “Brown Bear” or “The Cat in the Hat”? If you are a parent you know that the answer is probably close to a “gazillion”. When my four were tiny I resorted to reading all of their favorites using different accents…….Reading a la Fran… Read More »

Kristos the Magnificent

By Susan Russo On a sparkling Sunday afternoon this October, my husband, Vincent, and I attended a lovely concert at the Long Beach Public Library. Lyric Soprano, Eileen Polis, Librarian at the Long Beach Public Library, enchanted the audience with a full concert of beautiful arias from many diverse operas, as well as popular songs… Read More »

Why Volunteer?

Holding classes at TAPA would be impossible without our incredible volunteers and interns.  These dedicated volunteers are in high school and college and selflessly give us their time on weekday evenings and weekend days to spend time with our students. Volunteers help students in each class.  Sometimes they redirect students in art class, they participate… Read More »

Give me a T-A-P-A

On Friday, October 11th the Theresa Academy was transformed into a Cheerleading Boot Camp with the help of the Gotham City Cheerleaders. Four cheerleaders from the unofficial team of the New York Giants taught a master dance and technique class to our TAPA students and guests from Impressions Dance Studio in Levittown.   All the… Read More »

Theresa Fun Day 2014

Saturday, January 18th was the annual Theresa Fun Day at Farmingdale Lanes. Over 149 friends and family came out to support The Theresa Foundation. Beautiful Farmingdale Lanes has 48 lanes and The Theresa Foundation proudly packed half of the bowling alley to capacity. The youngest bowlers were 18-months-old, proudly using their dinosaur ramps and bumpers, and students and volunteers from The… Read More »

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 »