We are fully accessible to the public and ADA compliant. If you require any accommodations to attend or participate in any of the festival activities, please contact Jevelle Robinson, Accessibility Coordinator, at 850-539-4087 or before May 30, 2017.

The Florida African Dance Festival


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FADF Overview

Celebrating 20 Years, the African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc. proudly presents the 20th Annual Florida African Dance Festival (FADF) June 8 - 10, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida at the Tallahassee Community College. 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, wheelchair African dance class, vendor marketplace, hair fashion extravaganza, and health focus on diabetes: “Stepping for Diabetes” with the Ahmed Temple #37 Shriners and Ahmed Court #134 Daughters. 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.


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

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 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, or go to


National Endowment for the Arts


Florida Division of Cultural Affairs


City of Tallahassee


Visit Tallahassee


Council of Cultural Arts


The Sankofa Project


Tallahassee Community College


Florida A&M University


(+1) 850 539 4087


P.O. Box 10943
Tallahassee, FL 32302