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great happiness and friendship is often found, quite

unexpectedly, in the most unlikely situations and places"

The Three Princes of Serendip

Persian Fairytale, 1302

25th - 27th  October 2024

ATS Hogwarts 

Queen's College, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4QS, UK


Join us for a fabulous weekend of inspiring workshops - dancing, drumming, crafting, relaxation, fun and friendship

with FCCE hours if you need them 

Explore the history and roots of FCBD®style (formerly ATS®)

from the music - drumbeats and rhythms

the dance - steps and concepts

 to journeys and influences along the way

Join our Facebook group to meet other participants,  keep up to date and see photos and videos from previous years or to share your travel plans

Scroll down to the Rogues Gallery to find out about our teachers and their workshops

Serendipity is incredible value for money

all levels of dancer and drummer

are "absobloodylutely" welcome

the complete package £270 includes

your accommodation, food, workshops, plenary sessions and entertainments


or pay a deposit now to confirm your place then 2 further instalments

Numbers are limited, so don't wait

visit the shop now 

to book your place

THE SMALLPRINT please ensure you read THE SMALLPRINTexplaining our Terms & Conditions as there are no refunds on this event

Full Information below
but first a few photos from previous years


The Rogues Gallery 2023

just click the teacher's name to discover what they will be teaching

don't worry, we'll let you know when to choose your workshops


Queen's College, Taunton
- our new FCBD style Hogwarts

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Queen's College, set in its own grounds in Taunton, the County town of Somerset, in the heart of the West Country is just a short taxi ride from the main train station. 

Our new FatChance style "Hogwarts" is a private boarding school boasting spacious bedrooms, most accommodate two or three people

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single beds - no bunks

shared bathroom and shower facilities on each floor


Getting to Queen's College

Queen's College, Trull Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4QS

Serendipity has a wonderfully supportive tribal family so join our Facebook group to share your travel plans, especially for those coming in from Europe or travelling from further afield

It is possible to get group discounts on the trains and some of our participants are able to offer car space – lift sharing, pick ups and drop offs

Planning your route

by car
  • Leave M5 at junction 25, take the A358 exit to Taunton/Honiton/Yeovil/Weymouth

  • At Blackbrook Roundabout, take the 5th exit on to Toneway/A358

  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A358

  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Chritchard Way/A38

    Continue to follow A38/Town centre

  • Turn left onto Silver St/A38 and continue

  • Slight left onto Trull Rd

    Go through 1 roundabout

  • Turn right at The Dr and continue straight

  • Turn right arrive Queen's College on left

by Public Transport

travel to Taunton train station then take a taxi for the 2 miles to the College

Train tickets are cheaper in off peak hours and purchased online up to 12 weeks in advance.

You can collect your ticket from special machines at the chosen train station but you will need the Booking Code and the credit / debit card used to purchase the tickets.

Some tickets can be sent to your phone if you download the app.

Group discounts are available


Local international airports include:
Bristol Airport 

take the Megabus from Bristol Airport to Taunton about 58 minutes, costs about £4.40 at present and you can book in advance, then taxi to Queen's College (we’re checking out taxis  and will add information for pre-booking)


take Bristol Air Bus to Bristol Temple Meads train station – train to Taunton – taxi to venue

London Heathrow Airport 

take Heathrow Express train to London Paddington (15 minutes) – train from London Paddington to Taunton  – taxi to venue

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

Flights to London Heathrow will probably be cheaper but trains from London to Taunton can be expensive depending on the time of day and how far in advance you can book.

Team up with others to get group discount

So check the costs of transport to Taunton as it sometimes works out cheaper to fly to Bristol

Other London Airports Flights to other London airports may be cheaper but there will be additional overground train or underground tube fares from the airport to central London where you can then take a train from London Paddington

Join our Facebook Group to see if others can help with lift sharing or taxi sharing or just travelling together

Time to look around or extend your visit? 

If you have any spare time take advantage of visiting Taunton with all amenities (including 'off licences') a good selection of independent and high street shops, distinctive restaurants, cafes and attractions and a wealth of history, all whilst being surrounded by picturesque countryside. 

Check out these visitor links if you have time to go further afield:

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