Kris Swearingen hails from Kansas City, KS where he has been dancing West Coast Swing since 2007. While in high school Kris played around with various forms of hip-hop and got involved in swing when he went to a weekly swing night with some of his friends and was instantly hooked. Since then Kris has learned from the top pros of yesterday and today in West Coast and other swing dances. Kris utilizes his 14 years of playing violin to create expression and creativity interpreting the music. His certification and experience as a High School and Middle School teacher, combined with his ever growing knowledge of swing, creates a very clear and educational atmosphere in his workshops and lessons.