Meet our instructors

McDonald Dance Academy Instructors

We have a number of highly experienced and qualified instructors working for us. Click over an instructors name below to learn more about them, their background and awards…

Maureen McDonald - Principal

Maureen Park - Principal at McDonald Dance Academy

Maureen has been dancing since the age of 3, taken all her medals with the Allied Dancing Association, danced in medalist competitions, and in open championships both as a juvenile and a junior competitor. She qualified as a teacher in 1991, and took over the running of the school from her father George McDonald and now teaches children and adults to dance from beginner level to championship level, and also to the level of professional exams.

Qualifications and awards

  • Licentiate Ballroom
  • Diploa 1 & 2 Argentina Tango (ADA & UKA)
  • Allied Dancing Association Ballroom & Latin Committee
  • Member of Guild of Professional Teachers of Dancing (Executive Council)
  • Member of United Kingdom Alliance
  • Zumba Instructor
  • Freestyle/Ballroom/Latin Adjudicator
  • First Aid
  • Diploma in Rock 'n' Roll
  • Junior vice president of Guild of Professional Teachers of Dancing (2017 - now)

George McDonald - Professional Teacher

Ray & Joan Park - Professional Sequence Teachers

Amanda Sadgrove - Professional Teacher

Laura Morey - Professional Teacher

Lauren Nixon - Professional Teacher

Holly Pinnington - Student Teacher

Emily Morey - Student Teacher

Katie Nuthall - Student Teacher

David Lea - Student Teacher