Sandra has been an avid country music fan since the age of 4. Growing up, she was an Irish Dancer, competing in the World Championships until when she retired from competition at 21. She then went on to study a BA Hons Degree in Dance, form the Irish World Academy where she studied Irish Dance, Music, Sean Nós and Ballet and wrote her thesis on Country Music in Ireland. Sandra then studied a Masters in Education and taught primary school teaching for 2 years. Sandra decided to set up Jiving Juniors Dance school and started dance teaching full time.