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FCBD® style Technique for Teachers Intensive
Tiverton, Devon, UK

 21 - 24 July 2022

for General Skills or Teacher Training please contact Miriam Schroth  or visit her website for further information

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We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Carolena back for the second T4T course in Devon, UK which only goes to prove how much we loved it first time around

FCBD® style has grown into a global phenomenon with an impressive expansion of the number of certified FCBD® style teachers. The Technique for Teachers Certification Course is an opportunity to ensure that we are all sharing the same high-quality instruction at our Certified Studio locations.


The 20 hour intensive course is truly unique for several reasons:

  • it is limited to only 20 participants 

  • it focuses on your own personal dance technique

  • it ensures we are all teaching the same thing and to the highest standard in our studios across the world


The course is open to all graduates of FCBD® style Teacher Training. You do not need to be a Certified Studio

The course will be taught by Carolena Nericcio, the creator of FCBD® style and director of FatChanceBellyDance®, assisted by Deanna Freeman and Kelley Beeston, both are graduates of Advanced Teacher Training and are FatChanceBellyDance® Continuing Education (FCCE) instructors. 

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In this course we will assess each teacher’s technique, provide feedback and offer corrections to ensure that all our students worldwide are receiving consistent instruction.

Each day will consist of a detailed breakdown of two core moves from the FCBD® vocabulary followed by chorus drills.

Each participant will have an opportunity to lead a two-song drill and receive feedback on their movement technique.

We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers plus bonus drills

This is a 20 hour, 4 day course 

The course will be held at The Riverside Hall, Bridge Terrace, Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9LT and the cost of the Technique for Teachers 4 day intensive is £855 (British Pounds Sterling)


Steps to be broken down and drilled include:

Day 1
Shimmy Family, Figure Eight (Taxeem)

Day 2
Swivel Step (Egyptian) Family, Spins and Turns

Day 3
Rhythmic Undulation (Arabic) Family, Body Waves

Day 4
Pivot Bump Family, Circle Step and Torso Twist

There is no test. Each student will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course but must be present for the entire 20 hours 

Student requirements  

Dancers must have obtained certifications in both General Skills Classic & Modern and Teacher Training for FCBD® style .

Once accepted on the course you will be asked to submit a photo together with a one-page bio which should include your dance experience as it relates to FCBD® style and what you want to achieve at the Intensive.

Students must be proficient in English


Payments for the revised event dates are as follows:

A. Payment in full £855 now


B. Deposit instalment 1 of £285 payable now with an additional 2 further instalments:

      instalment 2 - £285 by 18th March 2022

      instalment 3 - £285 by 18th April 2022

If you fail to make payment by the deadline your place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list

Please read the 'small print' and note the following Terms and Conditions:

All payments, deposits and instalments are NON REFUNDABLE 

If for any reason you are unable to attend the course you will still be liable to pay the full amount of £855 even if you have chosen to pay by instalments.

In the event of cancellation you must notify the organisers in writing as soon as possible and we will offer your place to the next person on the waiting list. If there is no waiting list we will endeavour to find a replacement for you but there is no guarantee. In any case the deposit of £285 is forfeit whether paying the full amount or by instalments irrespective of a replacement person being found.

You may not pass your place to any other person without the prior consent in writing from the organisers

In the unlikely event that the organisers have to cancel the event then all course fees (payments, deposits, instalments) paid to date will be refunded. These refunds relate solely to the costs of the Technique for Teachers course. 

The organisers are not responsible or liable for any other costs incurred for example transport, accommodation, bank or payment facility charges etc


Reservations for all participants have been made in the village of Bampton,  just a few minutes walk from each other and the workshop venue. There is a selection to choose from ranging from private rooms in local Pubs and Guest Houses with breakfast included to self-catering apartments where you can cook for yourself or take advantage of the local Pubs and restaurants. 

1. The Bridge House Hotel (now FULL)

has 3 rooms  20 - 23 July, additional nights available

 1 kingsize room (large double bed) 4 nights single occupancy £310 including cooked breakfast 

 1 kingsize room (large double bed) 4 nights single occupancy £310 including cooked breakfast 

 1 luxury kingsize room 4 nights single occupancy £400 including cooked breakfast 

2. Manor Mill Cottages (now FULL)- £1000 for 5 nights, 20 - 24 July

self catering cottage with 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom so would sleep 4 people each with their own bed. One of the kingsize beds can be split into two singles so would sleep 5

3. Leat Cottage (next to Manor Mill Cottage) (now FULL) 300 for 5 nights, 20 - 24 July

self catering 1x kingsize bed

4. Acer Cottage £750 for 5 nights, 20 - 24 July

self catering cottage with 1 twin bedroom and 1 double bedroom so great for 3 people but there is also a sofa bed if you wanted to share with 4 people

5. Combe Dene  (AVAILABLE - we have a couple of people looking to share this accommodation with you) price is £550 for 5 nights for the entire place, 20 - 24 July, plus £15 per person for linen and towels and £150 refundable security deposit

self catering cottage with 4 bath/shower rooms

1 x double bedroom (marital bed),  1 x Queen (large single/small double) bedroom and 1 single bedroom. There is the potential for a further person using the sofa bed 

6. Heron House (boutique guest house - prices are per room)

1 x double room (marital bed) with en suite  £110 per night including cooked breakfast

1 x double room (marital bed) with private bathroom £95 per night including cooked breakfast

1 x double (marital bed) OR  twin room ( 2 x single beds) at £110 per night

If breakfast is not required deduct £5 per person per night

Travel to Technique for Teachers - Bampton, Devon, UK

by Air

there are several options available and it is really worth researching all of them :

- buy a more expensive flight with less expensive overland train/bus/taxi costs


- buy a cheaper flight with more expensive overland train/bus/taxi costs

Local international airports include:

Exeter Airport (EXT) - (nearest airport but flights are very limited)

take bus/taxi to Exeter St Davids train station – train to Tiverton Parkway station–  taxi to Bampton

OR take a taxi direct from airport to Bampton

Bristol Airport (BRS) - (next nearest airport with good choice of flights) take Bristol Air Bus to Bristol Temple Meads train station – train to Tiverton Parkway station – taxi to Bampton

London airports include: 
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) (the easiest and most convenient London airport)

take Heathrow Express train direct from airport to London Paddington (15 minutes) – train from London Paddington to Tiverton Parkway station – taxi to Bampton

Other London airports (less convenient)

Gatwick Airport (LGW)-  take Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station - take London Underground to Paddington Station - take train to Tiverton Parkway station - taxi to Bampton

Luton (LTN) - take Shuttle Bus to Luton Airport Parkway - take train to St Pancras - take London Underground to Paddington Station - take train to Tiverton Parkway station - taxi to Bampton

Stansted (STN) - take Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street - take London Underground to Paddington Station - take train to Tiverton Parkway station -taxi to Bampton

Buying Tickets

Heathrow Express tickets

Heathrow Express Tickets are cheaper if purchased online 90 days or 30 days in advance – group discounts available

Train tickets

booking in advance saves money - cheaper tickets go on sale 12 weeks in advance but once they are gone prices go up

Travelling in off peak hours is cheaper than peak hours - group discounts are available

by Car

Take M5 to Junction 27 - take the A361 exit to Tiverton/Barnstaple, continue for 7 miles

​​At the roundabout, take 3rd exit A396 to Bampton

Continue through Bolham for 5 miles. At the roundabout at the Exeter Inn continue straight onto B3227 which will bring you in to Bampton.

There is a sharp left bend​ onto Briton St which is the main road through Bampton


Trev's Travel - 07592 784849 - (plus 6 - 8 seater taxis if booked in advance)

Lizcabs - 07899 903314 - male and female drivers available

Frankies Taxies - 01884 255333

AtoB taxis - 01884 251252

T & C

About Bampton

Bampton, a historic Charter Town, lies in mid Devon on the edge of the Exmoor National Park close to the Somerset border. The whole town centre is a conservation area and has almost 100 listed structures including two red telephone boxes. It has early Saxon origins, a well preserved Motte from Norman times and an ancient charter fair dating back to 1258 (which Kelley ran for 10 years). It was once a thriving wool town with the wool merchants building Bampton's Georgian houses of locally quarried stone.


We have two convenience stores both run by Spar open 6am - 8pm (Sundays 7am - 7pm) and  7am - 9pm (Sundays 8am - 8pm) plus a chemist/pharmacy, butcher, baker and fruit & vegetable shops. There is a Post Office inside the Spar shop (9am - 5pm)

Corks & Cru - wine merchant

Restaurants / Cafes

Bampton Fish Bar - excellent traditional take-away British fish & chips


The Toucan Cafe Bistro

The bakery has a little cafe

Smokehouse in the Square - eat in or take-away

Our local Pubs also do food

The Quarrymans Rest

Bridge House

The White Horse

The Swan - AA Four Star Gold classic English country inn, the oldest pub in Bampton

Banking & Cash

There are  ATM's  in both Spar shops

Things to do in and around Bampton

Haha - so remember you are in rural Devon and unless you have a car to go and explore the area there is not much going on. However, I will provide you with a copy of the "Family Trail" - a walking tour of Bampton aimed at parents with kids - yes you can go exploring, how exciting is that?

Heritage Visitors Centre in the 12th Century Church

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