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African Caribbean Dance Theater

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Celebrating 21 Years, the African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc. presents the 17th Annual Florida African Dance Festival (FADF) June 12 – 14, 2014 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.

The African Caribbean Dance Theatre (ACDT) is a nonprofit youth and adult cultural education organization based in Tallahassee. Its mission is to provide participants a program that ensures a high level of self-respect, self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline and character development in a regular fun filled activity, through participation in African dance and drum classes, year round.

As a member and participant since 1998 I have been struck by the dancing bug.  It doesn’t matter what level or ability that you have, African dance is a fun and amazing activity to participate in…and a great way to burn calories. It doesn’t matter if you bring two left feet, or a left and right foot, you will be too busy smiling to care about technique. TCC’s sports complex provides a space where people come from all over Florida, Georgia and surrounding areas to participate in this yearly event.  I am really excited because this year a population that is close to home is being invited and included.  A wheelchair African dance class is being taught and we really hope that the community will take advantage of this opportunity because we are always looking for opportunities for community inclusion. Last year some of our Pyramid family joined us and I hope that we will have more of our community with disabilities attend. Hope to see you there!

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