About us

 Music is learning.     Music is joy.

Junior Jive is the best South African educational music and movement programme for Pre-schoolers and Foundation phase learners

 – we help prepare your child for “big school” through the wonderful medium of music. We don’t only focus on music concepts and music knowledge, we also develop gross motor and fine motor skills, as well as other perceptual skills. The cherry on top is we do all this through creative play and exploration and have a LOT of fun every week!

The Junior Jive programme starts for babies of 4 months old and we present our programme to children of all abilities in different school environments. Junior Jive is educationally based and focuses its activities on the holistic development of the different age groups. The Junior Jive classes are presented by teachers who are passionate about your child and about education.

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Zippy Zebra

Junior Jive is growing across South Africa – Junior Jive classes with Zippy Zebra and our dedicated team of Junior Jive teachers, are being taught to thousands of children each week, stretching from Mbombela, Mpumalanga, to many, many schools around Gauteng and then down to the Northern suburbs and Southern suburbs of Cape Town!


Why Junior Jive?

  • It is the best South African Music and Movement programme, written by an experienced special needs educator and music specialist
  • Your child is taught by specialist music teachers in a fun, relaxed environment.
  • Your child is gently encouraged, through specifically structured activities, to explore, move independently, learn to be part of the group and develop confidence.
  • Your child can practice motor skills, listen carefully, master competency in feeling and expressing a beat and be comfortable with self-expression.
  • Your child learns basic music concepts, terminology and is exposed to different music genres.
  • Your child is taught to read music and play a music instrument.

Junior Jive Empowers Women to Become Business Owners

The first thing I have experienced is, as a business owner, I am able to work in a field that I really enjoy. I am able to put my skills and knowledge to use, and I gain personal satisfaction from implementing my own ideas, working directly with customers, and watching my ideas help my business succeed. As a business owner, being my own boss is liberating. More importantly, I have the freedom to make the decisions that are crucial to my own business success. I am also blessed to have the guidance of the other Junior Jive business owners and the Founder and Creator of Junior Jive behind me, supporting me through this journey. Owning a small business gives you certain lifestyle advantages, being a single mother it has given me more time to spend with my special needs son in the afternoons, giving him that time he needs with me. All in all being a Junior Jive business owner has been an amazing experience so far and I am truly grateful to have this opportunity. It has given me a chance to live and succeed in life. I am truly blessed!   – Sharnay Elburg

At Junior Jive we focus on bringing music and movement to children all over Southern Africa. 

Junior Jive Franchisees

Sharnay Elburg

Johannesburg West Rand

Shylet Andrew

Johannesburg East Rand

Jessica Patience

Johannesburg Northen Suburbs

Monique Weyers

Pretoria and Centurion

Helen Du Plessis

Mbombela and White River

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