About UDC

Event Director, Karen Graham

Event Director, Karen Graham

Upstate Dance Challenge (formerly Vermont Swing Dance Championships) was founded in 2010 by Karen Graham, as a special weekend of West Coast Swing combining pro workshops, competitions, social dancing, and fun activities in a gorgeous setting.

The event continues to grow with the addition of more space, new activities, world-class dance Champions, and a new, more accessible location in 2016.

Please join us in Albany, NY for a weekend of West Coast Swing!

Event Features:

  • Three days of West Coast Swing Dancing
  • Social dancing starts early and goes until 4:00pm
  • Gender-neutral competitions registered with the World Swing Dance Council
  • Onsite shoe vendor
  • Free shuttle from Albany International Airport and local area stores/restaurants
  • 22,000 sq. ft. of event space
  • Free WiFi in all rooms
  • Free all-day coffee in hotel lobby
  • Restaurant, grab-and-go, room service available
  • Nearby restaurants, grocery stores, and golf

Inquiries to Karen Graham.