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.
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.
32 Count 2 Wall Improver Music: Sign - Jeremy Renner & Eric Zayne : (iTunes)
48 Count 2 Wall Novice - Rise & Fall waltz Music: Flowers in Snow - Terri Clark : (Pitched down to 93 bpm)
48 Count 2 Wall Intermediate waltz Music: Be Country with Me - Meghan Patrick : (iTunes)
32 Count 4 Wall Music: Waiting on You - Lindsay Ell : (iTunes)
32 Count 4 Wall Novice Music: Lonely Drum - Aaron Goodvin : (iTunes)
64 Count 2 Wall Easy Music: Got Your Number - Serena Ryder : (iTunes)
32 Count 4 Wall Novice Music: Pulse - Melissa Etheridge : (iTunes)
32 Count 2 Wall Novice Music: South Side - Thomas Rhett : (iTunes)
32 Count 4 Wall Novice Music: You Make Me Happy - Uvee Hayes : (iTunes)
32 Count 2 Wall Easy Contra Music: Stronger Beer - Tim Hicks : (iTunes)
64 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: Swing Baby Swing - The DNC : (iTunes)
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Farm Girl Strong - Gord Bamford : (CD: Is It Friday Yet? - iTunes)
64 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: My Brother Kevin - Natalie MacMaster : (CD: Cape Breton Girl - iTunes)
64 Count 2 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams) - Robin Thicke : (Single - iTunes)
144 Count 0 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: Midnight Hour (feat. Estelle) - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek : (iTunes)
40 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: I Can't Wait For Christmas - Wade Amey Wade
64 Count 2 Wall Improver Music: Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - Elvis Presley & LeAnn Rimes
32 Count 2 Wall Beginner Music: Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley & Martina McBride
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Compass or Map - Robin Thicke : (iTunes)
0 Count 4 Wall Intermediate/Advanced Music: Midnight Hour (feat. Estelle) - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek