Register for Theresa Academy of Performing Arts Classes

For additional information please call: 516-432-0200 or contact us by email.

  • Children with Special needs as well as typically developing children are welcome.
  • Enrollment is ongoing.
  • Clean, spacious studios with private parking lot.  Parking and entrance behind building.
  • Small class size.
  • Located on Lido Boulevard across the street from the Golf course and the Long Beach Middle School.
  • Full and partial scholarships are available.

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The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts can customize our schedule to suit the needs of our students and families. If you would like to take a class that isn’t on the schedule, or are not available at a specific day/time, please let us know. We would love to add classes for you!



Young dancers are introduced to Ballet vocabulary, floor exercises and keeping time to music. Children will play and explore the arts in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Guided tours on a “magic carpet” will take the class to wonderful places, which include popular children’s stories and plays.  Props, costumes, and games are used to celebrate our movement. Deaf and Hard of Hearing children are welcomed. Dance attire required.


Yoga is a wonderful time for students to relax and unwind. A fun, up-beat way to learn both Yoga and beginning Yoga techniques as we share songs and stories with one another. This is the perfect opportunity to stretch, and strengthen your mind and body. Increases flexibility, strength, and coordination. Wear comfortable clothing.

Teen Ballet

Teen dancers are introduced to Ballet vocabulary, floor exercises and keeping time to music. Across the floor, center work, and a full presentation are rehearsed each week. Dance attire required.

Dances with Wheels – Looking to Start Class

Sit- down Dancers will be introduced to the wonderful world of music and movement. Dancers will experience floor exercises, dancing across the studio floor and moving on to a finished dance. Along with their wheelchairs, dancers will use their legs, arms, backs, necks and faces for expression in the same way as stand-up dancers. Each dancer will be encouraged to focus on their strengths and abilities. Class is limited to 4 students.

Dance and Sign

A combination of movement and American Sign Language to stories, sing-alongs, and dramatic play.  Perfect for siblings and children of all ages!


Bang to the Beat of the Drum”
This session uses story books to facilitate drumming activities as well as music to encourage instrument playing.
Singing and Dancing with Stories
This class uses storytelling, music, and movement to create a rich background for learning. Facilitates language, rhythm, sequencing and memory.

Acting Class

An exciting drama and movement experience which introduces young children to the world of Theater through improvisation, character development, dance and drama games. Increases language skills and concentration. The drama class builds confidence, pride in team-work, strength, coordination and balance. Students are encouraged to think creatively.

Boys Dance and Drumming

A boys only class where we dance to the latest tunes, move though space, work on partner games and drum!  We play with hand drums, drum pads and drums using sticks. We are learning about drum rolls and cadences.

We are also learning about all types of percussion instruments and rhythms, such as maracas, castanets, rainmakers, tambourines, shakers and even hand clapping and foot stomping.  The students hear and play along with many types of music: Latin, African, Reggae, Military Drum Beats, Classical and Pop.


Students explore their creativity by using paint, clay, beads, and mixed media.  Artists weave and sculpt, draw and write, create original pieces of art and study famous artists, themes, and pieces.  Art classes are broken into teen/tween classes and sessions for younger students.  All work is displayed in our annual art show at the Long Island Children’s Museum and at our TAPA End of Year Showcase.

After School In The Arts

Aftercare With A Flair

One-on-one homework help. Art, Music, Yoga. African drumming classes. Small, clean, safe studios with private parking. Staffed by NY State Certified educators and trained volunteers.

Scholarships & Sliding Scale payments available.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join TAPA for and afterschool program in the arts! Each Day, students take a variety of fine and performing art classes and participate in our creative activities. Reservations required and must be paid in advanced.

Sunday Workshops

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – $20 per student.

Advance RSVP is required.