Jamie and Gail Arias
Jamie and his wife Gail have competed professionally for over fifteen
years. Their numerous
accomplishments include 1st place title in the World’s Showcase
Dance Championships Lifts Division, Five time United States Dance Champions,
Two time Recipients of the Dancer’s Hall of Fame. Voted number one in
the United States as America's Favorite Showcase Dance Couple.
they have produced, directed, performed, and choreographed for television
shows, commercials, film, theatre, and concerts.
They have competed, performed and instructed master dance workshops
throughout the United States and Europe.
Jamie and Gail are
famous for their chemistry together on and off the dance floor, athleticism,
originality and dynamic performance style.
Gail was born and raised in Southern California. She began dancing
at the young age of four. Gail studied ballet, jazz, modern and hawaiian
dance throughout her childhood and teens. At age eighteen she began
studying International and American style Ballroom, Latin, Hustle, Swing
dancing and Adagio. She decided to devote her education and career goals
towards dance, health and fitness at that same time. She began competing in aerobic
dance, International latin, ballroom and theatre arts by age twenty
two. At age twenty four Gail received her degree in nutrition and shortly
thereafter opened her own health, fitness and dance studio in Pasadena,
California. Her love of dance, performing and competing quickly evolved
into a successful career and business.
Jamie was born
and raised in Southern California. He studied marshal arts as a teen
and later became interested in partner dancing after seeing the film
"Saturday Night Fever" with John Travolta. He studied jazz,
ballroom, latin, hustle, adagio (aerials and lifts) and swing dancing
in Los Angeles. Jamie's fitness regimine has always included body building
and stretching which gives him the strength and flexibility for adagio.
Jamie began teaching couples dance at age twenty three and is best known
and famous for being the most popular dance teacher with the largest
student enrollment in all of Beverly Hills, greater Los Angeles area
and Westwood for twenty years.
make learning how to dance fun and easy! Jamie and Gail have taught
over 200,000 people how to dance.