Denise Arias is one the premier belly dancers in Los Angeles.


Hire Denise to perform at special events both local to the Southern California area and Worldwide.


Visit Denise's Center for Dance to take lessons or workshops. Or arrange for her to come to you to teach workshops or private classes.


Need a choreography for 1 or many dancers? Denise can help!

Denise Arias is known for dancing from the heart. She began her dance career in Argentina. As a teenager, she enrolled in the Arabian Dance School of Amir Thaleb afer being introduced to Middle Eastern Dance by Sarat. She got a degree as a teacher, and was also the first dancer in the Arabian Dance Company owned by Amir. During this period she started to travel giving workshops and shows in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, and Spain. Eventually she ended up in Los Angeles, USA where she currently resides.

In LA, she starred as a soloist with Jillina's Sahlala Dance Company performing many shows per week all over Los Angeles. Later she opened her own center for dance - Madrasat al Raqs and formed Dream Nights Dance Company to bring her artistic visions to life. Although she's danced all over the world, including the Sheik's daughter's wedding in Abu Dabi, UEA (United Emirates Arabic), The Gate in Encino, CA is where she performs at least twice a week. Come see her solo show (Fridays) or watch her perform with her Dance Company (Saturdays).

Denise has been featured in many DVDs:

  • Amir Thaleb: Infinito
  • Amir Thaleb: Sol Naciente
  • Instructional Belly Dance with Amir Thaleb (Vol. 1)
  • Jillina's Shape Up n' Hip Out
  • Jillina's The world of Belly Dance
  • Cairo Nights at Beyond the Stars Palace Theater
  • Cairo Nights Vol 3
  • Dr. Samy Farag's Melodies from Cairo

Dancing has always been her 1st love. Her natural sensuality and sensibility of expression takes her performance beyond just beautiful to watch and elevates it to a true art form.

Denise is the director of Madraqsat Al Raqs - a center for dance and culture.

Take dance classes with Denise, attend a workshop, or purchase belly dance supplies. Visit the website for more information.

Denise directs the Dream Nights dance company - a professional group of dancers. In addition to weddings, parties, and corporate events, they perform each weekend at The Gate on Ventura Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Visit the website for more information.



Veil & Wings Workshop Series

February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 2016

Spread your wings and soar with this workshop series focusing on technique and a choreography for veils and wings.

All 4 classes for $100 by 1/30/2016, $120 at the door
Pricing for Unlimited pass holders: $75 by 1/30/16 or $100 at the door.

VEIL & WINGS WORKSHOP: Early Bird Special Before January 30th 2016

Sword Workshop Series

May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016

Dramatic and theatrical, sword dances always impress. Sharpen your skills with new technique and an entrancing choreography.

All 4 classes for $100 by 4/16/2016, $120 at the door
Pricing for Unlimited pass holders: $75 by 4/16/16 or $100 at the door.

SWORD WORKSHOP: Early Bird Special Before April 16th 2016

Zills Workshop Series

June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2016

Let your fingers do the dancing! Zills are the classic bellydancer prop. Draw attention to your entrances and excitment to your shows. Let's teach those fingers to do something besides texting!

Pssst! This series is also an excellent introduction to rhythms whether you want to play zills or not.

All 4 classes for $100 by 5/14/2016, $120 at the door
Pricing for Unlimited pass holders: $75 by 5/14/16 or $100 at the door.

SWORD WORKSHOP: Early Bird Special Before May 14th 2016

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(818) 297-8575 USA
54 11 5453-7689 Argentina

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