Chris' first dance class was during his third semester of college in 1996: Intro to Jazz. And he was suprisingly, shockingly bad at it. And yet, there was something wonderful about those rare moments when everything came together. So that class was followed by another semester of Jazz, three semesters of Tap, a semester of Ballet, a semester of Modern Choreography, and two semesters of Hip Hop.
In May of 1997, Chris attended his first partnered dance class: East Coast Swing at the Mercury Cafe in Denver; and it was just perfect. Over the next six years Chris went on to attend hundreds of dance classes, dance weekends, dance camps and an enormous number of the very first lindy exchanges. He founded the Oklahoma swing dance scene, performed at the Sydney Olympic Games, and taught classes all over the country.
In the midst of all that, he met his future wife Laura, and put down roots in Colorado Springs in March of 2003. Since then, Chris has been attending dance weekends in Denver and teaching in Colorado Springs with Focus on the Lindy and Swing in the Springs.
When he is not spending time with his wife and daughter, Adelaide; Chris now runs Swing in the Springs and is the lead instructor for the new swing teaching group: Focus.