About Sandra

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.

  • Adjudicator of National Jive Competition for 2 years

  • Featured on Series 1 and 2 of RTE series ‘Stetsons and Stilettos’ in 2016

  • Presenter of her own television show (Beats n’ Country) on Spotlight TV Sky 376, for the past 2 years

  • JCI Outstanding Person Award 2017

  • Monaghan Jiving Competition Adjudicator 2018

  • Interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on Late Late Show Country Music Special in 2018

  • Radio Presenter on Ocean FM 2018/2019

  • Mayo Rose of Tralee 2017

About Jiving Juniors

Jiving Juniors dance school was set up in March 2016 and is the first and only children’s social dance school in Ireland. 6 years in business now, Sandra has travelled around Ireland teaching workshops and summer camps. If your child loves Nathan Carter, Derek Ryan or country music in general, then this is the dance school for them. In a fun and friendly environment, tots, children and teens learn how to Jive, waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and line dance, everything they need for the Country Music scene in Ireland today.

With country music in Ireland having made a huge revival in the past 10 years or so, what better time than now to learn how to jive! Jiving Juniors featured on RTE Stetsons & Stilettos in 2017, The late Late Show and Ireland AM in 2018. The dance school is fully insured and garda vetted.

Jiving Juniors