Dance With My Father started off as a class hosted by Ami Kounta to celebrate the life of her late father (Abdou Kounta). The class is designed to bring people together through dance and drum. This year with Thiossane continued support to celebrate 5 years, we will be having a performance on Jan 24th at 6:30pm held at the Lincoln Theater. The next day (Jan 25) the annual dance and drum class will be at 1:30pm held at the Lincoln Theater Ballroom.
We look forward to celebrating with you!!!
Save The Dates!
Jan 14th- Adult Classes begin
Jan 18th – Children’s Classes begin
Our Annual Dance with My Father Scholarship Dance Extravaganza Jan 24-25th
Our sister company Maimouna Keita School of African Dance Annual Concert April 10- 14, 2020, director Marie Basse
Thiossane Institute 20th Anniversary Concert May 16th, 2020 and other activities planned throughout the week.
- March 31: Cleveland State University, African Students Association 630p
- March 30 – April 1: Third Annual Dance Exchange with Maimouna Keita School of African Dance
- Thiossane West African Dance Institute principal dancer Quianna Simpson will present and perform at the Annual Conference and Concert
- April 27 – 29: OhioDance Festival, hosted by OSU, Department of Dance
April 27, 10 am – OhioDance Young Artist ConcertApril 29, 1:45 pm – OhioDance Festival Master African Dance Workshop, with Suzan Bradford Kounta
- May 18 & 19: Annual Concert – The Spider Weaver: The Legend of the Kente Cloth, Lincoln Theatre 6:30p
- May 26 & 27: Cheikh Tairou MBaye Annual Memorial Conference and Concert
New York, New York Alvin Ailey School of Dance