Jiving Juniors Dance School teaches several different dance styles including: Jive, waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and line dancing. The school is based around the Irish Country Music scene. No matter the style, dance encourages children to be more creative and to express themselves in many ways. By encouraging creativity and imagination, children learn to build trust, effective relationships, and how to think critically.
Children will build a range of gross motor and coordination skills, assisting in developing a good sense of body awareness. Dance improves a child's physical activity, concentration and helps them to stay fit and healthy. At Jiving Juniors Dance School your child will have fun, meet new friends, and learn social skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and respecting others.
Our office is based in the west of Ireland in Co.Mayo, however we provide classes and workshops all over Ireland.
Locations for January 2022 will be announced soon! We are always expanding and plan to commence classes in new locations in 2022 so please be sure to stay updated via our social media pages and through our website, www.jivingjuniorsdance.com
We have a range of programmes, starting with classes for children from 3 years of age. Our age groups available are; Jiving Tots (age 3-5), Jiving Juniors (age 5-12) and Jiving teens (age 12-19)
All our classes are structured by age range or ability. The teacher will advise you on which class is most suitable for your child.
Yes, we also run adult classes at certain times of the year. Alternatively, we can also offer private lessons at any time of the year.
Some Jiving Tot classes are 45 minutes, while all other classes are of 1 hour duration.
Terms are usually between 6-8 weeks of duration. We follow the school year calendar, running from September-June. During the summer months, we offer camps.
Yes, we provide workshops and weekly classes in both primary and secondary schools all over Ireland.
Yes, we are. The wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is paramount. All our coaches over 18 years are Garda Vetted and undergo safeguarding awareness training as required by Irish legislation (Children First Act 2015).
Comfortable sports clothing and training shoes to move around in. We encourage children to drink plenty of water so be sure to bring some!
We rely heavily on WhatsApp, email, and social media to get our information out! It is therefore important that we have your best email contact and that you please check your emails regularly. We often post on social channels with the latest news so make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
Yes, you can register at any time throughout the year/term apart from the month of December.
Unfortunately, you will still have to pay the full amount for the term if you must miss a class. There will be no refunds on payment once money has been received. If classes must be cancelled due to Covid or another emergency, then money will be refunded but only for that reason. Refunds will NOT be given for non-attendance or missed classes and will only be provided in exceptional circumstances
Once your dancer is happy and settled in at class, we prefer for parents to drop off and collect. We find it is a big distraction to the children when adults are sitting watching them. Of course, if your child is upset or nervous on their first day, we totally understand and allow adults to stay in that situation if they can adhere to covid guidelines.
All children are welcome at the dance school, including children with a disability. Please feel free to contact the school to discuss any special requirements you feel we would need to be made aware of. Sandra is a trained primary school teacher and has lots of experience working with different ages, abilities, and disabilities.