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. Please join us in Albany, NY for a weekend of West Coast Swing!
Event Features (2017):
- Four days of West Coast Swing Dancing
- Head Judge: John Lindo; Head DJ: Katie Fallon
- TWO mini-intensives: Benji Schwimmer; Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay
- Social dancing starts early and goes until 4:00am, and is offered during competitions
- Gender-neutral competitions registered with the World Swing Dance Council
- Cash prizes for All-Star Jack & Jill contest
- Onsite shoe vendor
- 5 minutes from Albany International Airport with a free airport shuttle to the hotel and to local area stores/restaurants
- 22,000 sq. ft. of event space
- Free WiFi in all rooms
- Restaurant, grab-and-go, room service available
- Nearby restaurants, grocery stores, and golf
Inquiries to Karen Graham.