Ardour Family, Dance, Yoga and Wellbeing Tutors

Our team have carefully selected approachable, skilful and empowering teachers to deliver a variety of dance style and fitness classes, as well as experienced practitioners delivering weekly yoga classes, and regular mindfulness and mental well-being courses.

A distinctive part of Ardour Academy includes life coaching and counselling session with experienced and accredited counsellors and psychotherapist which can be booked in advance.

Sophie – Arabic Dance

Sophie first discovered the joy of belly dancing during her second year at medical school 11 years ago, and has been in love with it ever since. She took classes in Oxford in Egyptian style dancing, then moved to London and started training with the...

Eddie Hunt – Salsa Tutor

Eddie Hunt teaches Salsa every Wednesday at Ardour Academy. Here is a little about him: “In my mind I was born in 2003 when I discovered the world of salsa. After travelling around both England and Europe experiencing different dance styles and a variety...

Tef – Salsa Tutor

Tef Jansma teaches beginners/improvers Salsa every Wednesday at Ardour.Here’s a little about him “Dancing for me used to be just some random bouncing on monotone beats with a beer in my hand. Some 5 years ago that changed. At that time a friend of mine was...

Danielle – Yoga Tutor

One of my teachers once told me that “until you have been practicing yoga for at least 10 years, you are still a beginner.” 20 years of practice and teaching down the line and I now realise how right she was! There is so much to learn and in turn, share...

Cristina Sciarrillo – Yema Dance

I am a Performance Artist and the Creative Director of Yema Dance, an Afro-Brazilian Dance Platform, based in Cardiff, South Wales. In 2008, I started a degree in Performance Studies and Sceneography at Aberystwyth University. I then continued onto my...

Sara Sirati – Kizomba Tutor

Sara: nothing in life quite managed to fulfil me or make me feel satisfied until I discovered dance again as an adult. I loved my gymnastic and dance classes as a youngster, but dancing as an adult had more of a purpose! I knew I wanted to keep fit, I...

Tara Sirati – Kizomba Tutor

Tara: I have grown up in a family where dance and music were a strong part of our upbringing, although I never gave much thought or attention to either! I was dragged to a Kizomba class 7 years ago and I immediately fell in love with it! I understood the...

Jess Li – Flexibility Tutor

Jess: I have done gymnastics since I was little and still do it now; and I have coached gymnastics for the last 12 years. Also I've been doing aerial silks for 4 years. What I would love to achieve in these classes is to break the myth that flexibility is...

Sue Pesticcio – Tango Tutor

Sue: I have been dancing and continuing to study Argentine Tango for the last 18 years. Being one the first members of Tango Y Nada Mas - Cardiff (the first tango club in Wales) I have learned with some of the best visiting maestros from Argentina. While...

Mat Roblin – Yoga Tutor

Mat: I love and get excited about Yoga. I’m an Ashtangi at heart. I believe that when people are flexible enough, they are capable of great things. I’m a bendy so-and-so and as such I’m still working to build stability and strength. This also means I...

Sky Sirati – inspirational Guru

Sky: This might surprise you but I’m actually a great dancer and in fact I jump on anyone that tries to dance. My human thinks that’s inappropriate but I just don’t see it! I had a tough start to my life and was rescued by the Ardour family. I wouldn’t...