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Judy McDonald
Judy McDonald
Oakville, Ontario, Cnada
(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 www.judymcdonald.ca 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.

Choreographer Stepsheets

...IF I...  Judy McDonald

64 Count    4 Wall    intermediate   Music: Sweet Dreams My LA Ex by Rachel Stevens

649  Judy McDonald (Feb 2009)

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

8 & 1  Judy McDonald

    32 Count    4 Wall    intermediate   Music: Something Stupid by The Mavericks & Trisha Yearwood


    32 Count    2 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Walkin' After Midnight by The GrooveGrass Boyz

AFTER MIDNIGHT (Cat)  Judy McDonald

    32 Count    2 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate   Music: Walkin' After Midnight by The GrooveGrass Boyz

ALWAYS  Judy McDonald

64 Count    4 Wall    intermediate   Music: 24-7-365 by Neal McCoy

BACK IN TOWN  Judy McDonald

    32 Count    4 Wall    Improver   Music: Back In Town by Matt Dusk (Back in Town CD)

Be Country With Me  Judy McDonald – March 2018

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

BECAUSE  Judy McDonald

64 Count    2 Wall       Music: Why by Violet Ray

BIG!!  Judy McDonald

32 Count    0 Wall       Music: Larger Than Life by The Backstreet Boys

Blueberry Christmas  Judy McDonald (Sept 2012)

    32 Count    2 Wall    Beginner   Music: Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley and Martina McBride (92 bpm)


32 Count    2 Wall    beginner   Music: Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

Blurred Lines  Judy McDonald (June 2013)

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

BOOTY MUSIC  "Team U-S-eh?" - Jo Thompson Szymanski (US), Jackie Miranda (US), Judy McDonald (Canada)

    32 Count    4 Wall    Improver   Music: Booty Music by Git Fresh - single

BOXED IN  Judy McDonald

0 Count    1 Wall       Music: The Way by Fastball

BREAK IT  Judy McDonald

32 Count    2 Wall    nightclub   Music: Break It To Them Gently by Gil Grand

BUMP IT UP  Judy McDonald & Ron Kline

32 Count    4 Wall       Music: Super Love (Special Dance Mix) by Exile

CAJUN WALK  Judy McDonald

32 Count    4 Wall    beginner   Music: I Wanna Walk With You by Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Roadrunners

CANNIBALS  Judy McDonald

0 Count    0 Wall       Music: Cannibals by Mark Knopfler

COOL WHIP  Judy McDonald

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate   Music: Let It Whip by Dazz Band

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