FADF Overview

The African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc. proudly presents the 21st Annual Florida African Dance Festival (FADF) June 7 - 9, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. We have a NEW LOCATION: Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS). FADF is a 3-day conference that features internationally renowned artists in dance and drum workshops, and an exciting performance concert. Other highlights include special dance workshops for children, vendor marketplace, and health screenings. For additional details about the artists, schedule, registration, etc., click at one of the specified FADF links.

Overview of Accomplishment:

  • FADF featured on the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works Blog July 15, 2014.
  • FADF 2006 featured in the National Endowment for the Arts’ annual report published in November 2007. Only two arts’ organizations are featured from each state.


National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida's state arts agency. The Division promotes arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. Arts and culture contribute to a vibrant and creative Florida. These diverse resources include arts in education, local arts agency, state service organization, theater, dance, folks arts, literature, media arts, museum, multidisciplinary, music, sponsor/presenter, and visual arts programs and projects.

City of Tallahassee

This is the official website for the City of Tallahassee, Florida.

Visit Tallahassee

Best known as Florida's capital city, Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled natural adventure and an upbeat vitality. From performing arts to outdoors and nature, Tallahassee offers something for everyone.

Council on Culture & Arts

COCA, the Council on Culture & Arts, is a non-profit organization that serves as the facilitator and voice for the arts and cultural industry in Florida's capital area. COCA provides information and promotes the arts and culture to both citizens and visitors.

Florida A & M University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values. The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society. FAMU’s distinction as a doctoral/research institution will continue to provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships. Expanding upon the University’s land-grant status, it will enhance the lives of constituents through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service. While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans, FAMU embraces persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities as life-long members of the university community.

Florida A & M University DRS

The mission of Florida A&M University’s Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) is to conduct research, demonstration, and evaluation of the management of teaching and learning. FAMU DRS will place curriculum emphasis on mathematics, science, technology, and foreign languages. FAMU DRS is committed to providing a quality education for students by promoting rigor and innovative strategies for teaching and learning.

In addition to providing other instruction in non-specialized courses, the DRS will foster educational opportunities that encourage each student to develop personal responsibility, respect for individual differences, and an inquiring mind so that each student will continue to learn, develop and apply skills to become a productive citizen in an ever-changing society.

About The Company

The African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc. (ACDT) is your premier source for African cultural activities in Florida. ACDT, a Tallahassee-based cultural education organization, has for the past 24 years wowed audiences with its pulsating and energizing performances at inaugural events, festivals, concerts, weddings and other special occasions throughout the Southeast. The company’s year-round schedule of African dance and drum classes serves as the training ground for youths and adults’ development in these traditions.

With its year-round program services, along with the presentation of the annual Florida African Dance Festival, ACDT is paving the pathway for the preservation of African dance and drumming for future generations. Become a part of the ACDT experience and allow us to enrich your life! Contact ACDT today at 850-539-4087 or acdt93@aol.com.

Year-round Classes
ACDT offers weekly year-round classes at 451 West Gaines Street (formerly Margo’s Balloons & Baskets) in Tallahassee. Parking is available at any street on or surrounding Gaines. Here’s the weekly class schedule:

African Dance Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

African Drum Saturdays
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Afrobics (Aerobic Exercise Class) Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Tuesday - Thursday, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

NOTE: Some class schedules are subject to change.
Please contact ACDT at 850-539-4087 or acdt93@aol.com before you plan to attend.

Year-round Performances
We would be honored to make your wedding, family reunion, birthday or special event a memorable occasion with a performance by the African Caribbean Dance Theatre. Don’t hesitate to book us now! For cost information and logistical details, call or email us 850-539-4087, acdt93@aol.com or go to acdtonline.org.