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Judy McDonald

Judy McDonald - Line Dance Choreographer
Oakville, Ontario
(905) 338 3885
Judy McDonald is an accomplished dance instructor, judge and award winning choreographer who has, for the past 30 years, instructed all ages in jazz, tap and line dance. Known for her unique style and entertaining sense of humour, Judy has choreographed many line dances that are currently being taught and danced worldwide. These include After Midnight, The Trail, Party Up, Sweet Memories, Cool Whip, When I Leave, Back in Town, Dipstick, Hound Dog, Weekly Fool, Israelites and her latest dance 649. Many of Judy’s dances have been used as competition dances on several line dance competition circuits.

As a diverse instructor, Judy offers full day workshops as well as sessions on creative teaching techniques, insights into choreography and dance technique. Her ability to create a positive learning environment through her easy going manner encourages participants to feel comfortable and enjoy the experience of learning to dance.

Judy is a member of the National Teachers Association (NTA®) and conducts training and accreditation testing. She is also a Certified Line Dance Judge and Director with the United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC©). As a result, Judy is in great demand and has taught and judged throughout Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Norway, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Ireland, Malaysia and Japan. She also currently hosts a UCWDC© Worlds qualifying event in Canada in March. Visit for more information.

Judy has been recognized, and has won numerous awards, for her talents as both an exceptional instructor and choreographer. Her internationally acclaimed dance, After Midnight, garnered many awards, including being nominated as Dance of the Year in Great Britain in 1999, and was a competition dance for Worlds 2001 with the UCWDC©. Sweet Memories was a competition dance for Worlds 2004, When I Leave for Worlds 2006, Back in Town for Worlds 2008, and Hound Dog and 8&1 for Worlds 2009. Both Cool Whip and Dipstick have been big hits on dance floors worldwide and continue to be favourites among the dancers.

Judy McDonald has choreographed 104 dances, of which 17 have been co-choreographed. Their first published stepsheet on CopperKnob is Lucky Break from October 2007, with their most recent stepsheet of Sign in July 2019.

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Sign  Judy McDonald (CAN) - July 2019

    32 Count    2 Wall    Improver   Music: Sign - Jeremy Renner & Eric Zayne : (iTunes)

Flowers In The Snow  Judy McDonald (CAN) - 2013

    48 Count    2 Wall    Novice - Rise & Fall waltz   Music: Flowers in Snow - Terri Clark : (Pitched down to 93 bpm)

Be Country With Me  Judy McDonald (CAN) - March 2018

    48 Count    2 Wall    Intermediate waltz   Music: Be Country with Me - Meghan Patrick : (iTunes)

Waiting On You  Judy McDonald (CAN) - March 2018

    32 Count    4 Wall    -   Music: Waiting on You - Lindsay Ell : (iTunes)

Lonely Drum  Judy McDonald (CAN) - May 2017

    32 Count    4 Wall    Novice   Music: Lonely Drum - Aaron Goodvin : (iTunes)

Got Your Number  Judy McDonald (CAN) - August 2016

    64 Count    2 Wall    Easy   Music: Got Your Number - Serena Ryder : (iTunes)

Pulse  Judy McDonald (CAN) - June 2016

    32 Count    4 Wall    Novice   Music: Pulse - Melissa Etheridge : (iTunes)

South Side Shake  Judy McDonald (CAN) - January 2016

32 Count    2 Wall    Novice   Music: South Side - Thomas Rhett : (iTunes)

You Make Me Happy  Judy McDonald (CAN) - October 2015

    32 Count    4 Wall    Novice   Music: You Make Me Happy - Uvee Hayes : (iTunes)

Stronger Beer  Judy McDonald (CAN) & Tina Veliotis (USA) - March 2015

    32 Count    2 Wall    Easy Contra   Music: Stronger Beer - Tim Hicks : (iTunes)

649  Judy McDonald (CAN) - February 2009

    64 Count    2 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Swing Baby Swing - The DNC : (iTunes)

Farm Girl Strong  Judy McDonald (CAN) - January 2013

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner   Music: Farm Girl Strong - Gord Bamford : (CD: Is It Friday Yet? - iTunes)

Scuff'n Heels  Judy McDonald (CAN) - February 2012

    64 Count    2 Wall    Intermediate   Music: My Brother Kevin - Natalie MacMaster : (CD: Cape Breton Girl - iTunes)

Blurred Lines  Judy McDonald (CAN) - June 2013

    64 Count    2 Wall    Easy Intermediate   Music: Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) - Robin Thicke : (Single - iTunes)

Midnight Hour  Judy McDonald (CAN), Guyton Mundy (USA) & Will Craig (USA) - April 2013

    144 Count    - Wall    Phrased Intermediate   Music: Midnight Hour (feat. Estelle) - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek : (iTunes)

I Can't Wait  Judy McDonald (CAN) - December 2012

    40 Count    4 Wall    Easy Intermediate   Music: I Can't Wait For Christmas - Wade Amey Wade

Santa's Trail  Judy McDonald (CAN) - September 2012

    64 Count    2 Wall    Improver   Music: Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - Elvis Presley & LeAnn Rimes

Blueberry Christmas  Judy McDonald (CAN) - September 2012

    32 Count    2 Wall    Beginner   Music: Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley & Martina McBride

GPS  Judy McDonald (CAN) - April 2012

32 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Compass or Map - Robin Thicke : (iTunes)

Midnight Hour (zh)  Judy McDonald (CAN), Guyton Mundy (USA) & Will Craig (USA)

- Count    4 Wall    Intermediate/Advanced   Music: Midnight Hour (feat. Estelle) - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek

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