ATS® Technique for Teachers Intensive
Tiverton, Devon, UK
due to Covid-19 postponed to 21 - 24 July 2022
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
ATS® has grown into a global phenomenon with an impressive expansion of the number of certified ATS® teachers. The Technique for Teachers Certification Course is an opportunity to ensure that we are all sharing the same high-quality instruction at our Sister/Brother/Partner 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 ATS® Teacher Training. You do not need to be a Sister/Brother/Partner Studio
The course will be taught by Carolena Nericcio, the creator of American Tribal Style® Belly Dance 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.
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 ATS® 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 Old Heathcoat School Community Centre, King St, Tiverton, EX16 5JJ and the cost of the Technique for Teachers 4 day intensive is £855 (British Pounds Sterling)
Steps to be broken down and drilled include:
Shimmy Family, Taxeem
Egyptian Family, Spins and Turns
Arabic Family, Body Waves
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
Dancers must have obtained certifications in both General Skills Classic & Modern and Teacher Training for ATS® .
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 ATS® and what you want to achieve at the Intensive.
Students must be proficient in English
Registration will open on Sunday 1st September, 2019
You will be required to complete the online Application Form which will be made available on this website at 12.00 noon British Summer Time (GMT+1). One application per person
We will notify you within 24 hours of receipt of your application and if successful you will be required to secure your place by 5th September using one the following payment options:
Payments for the revised event dates are as follows:
A. Payment in full £855 by 31st January 2022
B. Deposit instalment 1 of £285 payable now with an additional 2 further instalments:
instalment 2 - £285 by 30th September 2021
instalment 3 - £285 by 31st January 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
Accommodation - arrangements will be updated in due course and hotel reservations have been made for all participants
You may make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish but it would be great to have everyone in one place if at all possible.
Rooms have been reserved for 4 nights at:
Blundells Road,Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4DB (18 minute walk through town to the workshop venue)
Check in after 2:00pm 15th July
Check out before 11:00am 19th July
you may add extra nights if required
Each room has one standard double bed and one single bed with en-suite shower room, kettle, TV and WiFi, ample parking
the rates quoted are for 2 people per room per night
Room Only - £80.00 - 2 people sharing a room ie £40 per person
Bed & Breakfast - £90.00 - 2 people sharing a room with full breakfast choices ie £45 per person
*Additional £20.00 for extra person, per night - If you want to add a third person to the room it would mean sharing the double bed
The rooms will be held until Sunday 29th March 2020. Full details for confirming and securing your room will be provided to successful applicants
Travel to Technique for Teachers - Tiverton, Devon, UK
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 limited)
take bus/taxi to Exeter St Davids train station – train to Tiverton Parkway station– bus or taxi to Tiverton
OR take taxi direct from airport to Tiverton
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 – bus or taxi to Tiverton
London airports include:
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) (most convenient London airport)
take Heathrow Express train to London Paddington (15 minutes) – train from London Paddington to Tiverton Parkway station – bus or taxi to Tiverton
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 - bus or taxi to Tiverton
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 - bus or taxi to Tiverton
Stansted (STN) - take Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street - take London Underground to Paddington Station - take train to Tiverton Parkway station - bus or taxi to Tiverton
Heathrow Express tickets
Heathrow Express Tickets are cheaper if purchased online 90 days or 30 days in advance – group discounts available
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
Take M5 to Junction 27 - take Tiverton exit and proceed along A361 to destination
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
Tiverton is a busy market town situated in the middle of Devon and a convenient centre for both coasts, the moors and the cities of Exeter and Plymouth
Food, dining and facilities
Supermarkets & Shops
Tesco - 24 hour (except Sunday)
Marks & Spencer - Simply Food
Restaurants / Cafes
Tiverton has a number of Pubs, Restaurants and Take Aways including Indian, Chinese, Italian, Thai, Pizza and various cafes and food outlets
Banking & Cash
There are a number of Banks and ATM's available in the town
Things to do in and around Tiverton