About Jiving Juniors

About Sandra Ganley


Jiving Juniors dance school was set up in March 2016 and is the first and only children's social dance school in Ireland. Nearly three years on, over 800 children and teens have come to classes, 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, children and teens will 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 5 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. 

Sandra teaches one on on, group and wedding parties, and social classes all through the year at very good rates, both children and adults. Please contact her to find out more information.

Jiving Juniors is the brainchild of Sandra Ganley. With a BA Hons Degree in Dance where she studied Irish Dance, Sean Nós and Ballet and a thesis on Country Music in Ireland, Sandra Ganley has over  20 years in the dance scene. An avid country music fan since the age of 4, she has adjudicated the National Jive Competition for two years and the Monaghan Jiving Competition in 2018. She performed on stage at the Irish Country Music Awards on RTE in 2016. She featured on Series 1 of the RTE series 'Stetsons and Stilettos' which resulted in Jiving Juniors featuring on Series 2 in November 2016. 

Sandra has her own television show (Beats n' Country) on Keep it Country TV, Sky 376 and presents the Country Jamboree on Ocean Fm. She was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show country music special in 2018.

Sandra is also trained as a primary school teacher and has years of experience with children and teens of all ages including special needs. 


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