Words from Chris: “I would like to personally thank everyone who has trained, encouraged, and pushed me throughout not just dance, but in life. Dancing is not just a hobby, but a passion. I have definitely learned a lot and I want to keep growing as both a dancer and a person. I am blessed to have been a part of great opportunities and I just want to spread the love I have for dancing with you guys. I want to continue to be inspired and hopefully inspire a few along the way. Additionally I want to put out there that I do not dance for recognition, money, or even for myself. Above everything I dance for God, for apart from Him I can’t do anything. I want to push Christ to the forefront of dance and use dance as a form of worship. St. Francis of Assisi once said, ‘Go out and preach the Gospel, and if you have to, use words.’ That is the type of mentality I use to motivate myself with my dancing. Movement is just as powerful as language.”
(Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”)
Chris Munar started dancing in 2008 with a DMV-based crew called Ajnin Precizion. In 2009 he joined the collegiate competitive team from UMBC, Major Definition. Shortly after he started dancing with the crew, Tito BoyScouts, known for their comedy and urban stylized sets. In 2010, Chris has volunteered with the non-profit organization Baltimore Dance Crews Project. KCX artists is a division of the KODACHROME collegiate network was formed in 2011 and Chris was invited to be a part of the first installment as one of their dancers and choreographers. The same year, Chris auditioned and joined the professional hip-hop dance troupe, Culture Shock DC. In the year 2012 Chris became sponsored by Fresh From Birth clothing line. In 2013 Chris became the assistant director of Mini Shock DC dance Troupe and a co-founder of an all-male dance crew from the DMV called UpperClassMen. In 2014 Chris started to work with Raw Element Dance Company as well as became a hip-hop instructor for Capitol Movement in DC. In 2015 Chris has been focused on sharing his knowledge by teaching and training the younger generation in various dance studios. His choreographed hip-hop routines have placed (category and overalls) and have been awarded titles such as: the Entertainment Award (Bravo), the Industry Award (StarQuest), the Odyssey Award (StarQuest), and a Choreography Award (Revolution).
He has worked for many studios in the DMV area including Joe’s Movement Emporium, C-Unit Studio, Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center, American Dance Institute, Dance Dimensions, Strictly Rhythm, Dancin’ Time Studio, 24/7 Dance Studio, Mount Airy Performing Arts Center, Making Moves Dance Collective, Studio 180, and Dance Sensations. He currently teaches at Gainesville Dance Center and Barton & Williams.
His journeys has taken him to teach and perform at places such as DC, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Utah, California, and Canada. Throughout these many events, Chris has also been privileged to judge prestigious dance competitions such as Prelude Carolinas, Prelude DMV, and Prelude Championships held in Philadelphia. He was also awarded a one-city scholarship at the Monsters Dance Convention held in DC as well as won the ClubStylez freestyle battle in 2015. He has also taught at the Showbiz Xtreme dance convention in Maryland the same year. He was performed at well-known events such as the East Coast Dance Competition (DMV), Culture Shock International Showcase (DC/Los Angeles/Canada), and World of Dance (New York/New Jersey).
Chris hopes to share what he has learned from many great dancers, mentors, and friends. But above all, Chris prays to share God through his dancing. His ultimate goal is to travel the world, meet new people, and continue to inspire and be inspired through the universal language of dance.