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The Nia African & African-American Drummers and Dancers

The Nia African & African-American Drummers and Dancers is a UW-Green Bay & community-based group, founded in 2002 by Mrs. Juliet E. Cole of UW-Green Bay to promote an appreciation of diversity through the practice and performance of African-style dancing and drumming. The drummers are the core of the group; for, it is through them that the dancers are able to tell a story to the audience.

There are no fees for the members; donations and honorariums are used for such purposes as providing authentic clothing, equipment, and workshops for dedicated Nia participants. Practices are on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m., typically at the UW-Green Bay Union building in the fall and winter, and in UW-GB's dance studio or in local parks during the summer months. Performances are scheduled throughout the year upon request. Anyone is welcome to join Nia at any time during the year. Please contact us in advance for exact locations.


Registration is Now CLOSED!

We Invite you to Chicago's Ayodele Dance/Drumming Workshop! Saturday November 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. The workshop will be held at UWGB in the University Union--Phoenix Room. It is FREE and open to the public! For Questions: Please call or email Juliet Cole at 920-465-5555: or Jiarry Vang at! More information about the workshop will be sent out via email to registered participants. Check out the Ayodele Dance and Drum website: Ayodele Drum & Dance

NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN A ROOM CHANGE! The Workshop is now in the Phoenix Room in the University Union!  

November Dance Workshop Flyer


NIA Dance Flyer


Contact Information

Juliet Cole (founder) (920) 465-5094 or 465-5555
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311

Kurt Risch (drum leader)
Louise King (co-manager)
Margaret "Toni" Lardinois (co-manager)