Chris has been dancing, promoting, and teaching Lindy Hop in Sudbury since 2009. He co-founded the Laurentian University Swing Dance Society in 2009 and in 2017 he co-founded Sudbury Swing Dance. He makes a point of searching out the Lindy Hop community wherever he goes. Doing so, he has made friends from all over Ontario, Canada, the US and even Europe. Although he sees himself first and foremost as a social dancer, he has occasionally been called upon to share his knowledge and experience while travelling. As such he has taught lessons and workshops as far away as St. John’s, Newfoundland.
A very shy and timid kid growing up and coming from a tiny town, dancing was never something Chris ever entertained until he was introduced to Lindy Hop rather serendipitously. Fittingly, it was the spontaneity and silliness of the dance that drew him in. There is no “book” on Lindy Hop and moves are constantly being borrowed from other dance styles, or even made up “on-the-go”. This is what he loves most about Lindy Hop and other styles of Swing. A common motto among Swing dancers is: “There are no wrong steps, just new moves”; it greatly expresses how the dance embraces improvisation and fun.