We offer our youth and community solutions through dance to build self-respect, self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline, community and cultural pride.


Each dance class, 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, has the accompaniment of a live percussion ensemble. The instructor begins the class with warm-up, shares information about the dance style, introduces movement and takes lines across the dance floor. The class ends with cool down. Repetition of movement represents how participants gain dance vocabulary, learn the language of the rhythms and receive the intrinsic health benefits of aerobic activity.

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

NOTE: The class schedule is subject to change. Please contact ACDT before attending.


The lead percussionist in residency with the company serves as the instructor for these 1 hour classes. He shows the participant the technique for playing the instruments and rhythms.

Saturdays; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Each class, 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, provides exercise to include a combination of cardio, strength-training and stretching activities accompanied by upbeat oldies’ recorded music.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Class Cost

ACDT offers year-round classes for a very nominal fee. Classes are $5 per person per class. A monthly fee is also available. Please discuss with ACDT staff.


For the past 23 years, ACDT has wowed audiences with its pulsating and energizing performances at inaugural events, festivals, concerts, family reunions, weddings, birthday celebrations, funerals, heritage forums, black history month programs and other special occasions. We can tailor a performance to your specific needs. Go to Booking for Performances and invite us to your next event!


If you are interested in some introductory African dance instruction for your school, church, health organization, office team or conference attendees, we are available to help you design and present a workshop. Go to Booking for Performances and allow us to enhance next program!


ACDT has open registration, which means you can join at any time of the year to participate in its year-round classes. If you miss the annual Fall Orientation, then it is strongly recommended that you come and observe a class before participating. There is no fee for observing. The registration packet will be provided to you on site.


Our location is 451 West Gaines Street. Parking is available at any street off of or surrounding Gaines. Please bring your own water.

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