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Judy McDonald
Judy McDonald is an accomplished dance instructor, judge and award winning choreographer who has instructed all ages in ballet, jazz, tap, couples and line dance.  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. 

She is a Certified Judge and Director with the United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC©) and has taught and judged worldwide.  She is also a founding member of the World Country & Line DanceSport Federation (WCLDSF©), which is the gateway for athletes dancing line, country couples and teams to compete at an Olympic level through the World DanceSport Federation.

Judy, along with Tina Veliotis, hosts two line dance workshops in Canada.  The Canadian Line Dance Classic (UCWDC) is held in St. Catharines, Ontario (just 15 minutes from beautiful Niagara Falls) in March, and Celebrate Dance is held in June just a short shuttle ride from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Judy has choreographed many line dances that are currently being taught and danced worldwide, including After Midnight, The Trail, Party Up, Sweet Memories, Cool Whip, When I Leave, Dipstick, 649, Peace of Mind, Come Get It, Stronger Beer, and her latest dances Got Your Number and Pulse.

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, Hound Dog and 8&1 for Worlds 2009, So Long for Worlds 2010 and Flowers in the Snow for Worlds 2014.

For more information or to book Judy for an event, visit or contact Judy at 416-220-5688 or email

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Site updated 05 Nov, 2019