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Be The Well That Others Drink From

It’s that time of year again! We look forward to you joining us in person as we perform new works created by our pilgrimage to Senegal and Gambia. Including a documentary, dialogue and Q&A.

May 14th  Concert tickets available at

Please join us and hear about our pilgrimage to Senegal and Gambia.

May 15th  Documentary – RSVP to attend at or ThiossaneOne@gmail


Thiossane Institute is launching a new program to enhance the quality of life for black girls in central Ohio. Through support from the Commission on Black Girls, spearheaded by former Councilwoman Priscilla Tyson and its selected advisory board, the  Ready Set G.R.O.W. (Girls Reaching Optimal Wellness) series is designed to enhance the quality of life for black girls. The program is customize specifically with measurable outcomes to both tell stories of and build statistics of success.

The program will meet up to twice weekly in (4) eight-week sessions for a total of 32 weeks in 2022. This scheduling will allow (40) girls and young women ages 11 – 22 years to complete the program. Guest speakers of various empowerment sessions will be scheduled throughout the eight weeks, along with performing arts training by professional artists that will incorporate kinesthetic learning and cultural significance. Incentives will be earned weekly. A total wellness journal will encourage documentation for individual success stories, in addition to self-esteem building workbooks. A certificate ceremony will be held culminating each session of the knowledge gained and skills acquired, and accomplishments made during participation.

Are you ready to G.R.O.W. (Girls Reaching Optimal Wellness)? Click on the links below.

Cohort 3:  July 27 – Sept 14

Cohort 4:  Sept 21 – Nov 16 

Book now!

Thank you for your support.   Stay tuned… more events coming soon!

If you wish to book Thiossane, please  contact us at

Past Events

Winter 2022 Open House | January 11, 2022 @530pm – 730pm | Lincoln Theatre Ballroom 2nd Floor, 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203

Thiossane West African Dance Institute will hosts it’s Winter 2022 Open House.  Come and visit the space, meet your teachers and purchase your lapas and drum sticks.

Masks are required.