Denise Heenan teaches international folk dancing, primarily Balkan.
Denise instructs the Palomanians international folk dancing group in Menlo Park on Tuesdays. She taught at the California University of the Pacific Folk Dance Camp (now Stockton Folk Dance Camp) from 1988 to 1989 and taught at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu. She has also been featured as an instructor on the Folk Dance on the Water cruises.
She has held office as the Vice President of the Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc.
Dances Denise has taught include Mairi's Wedding and Set de Fortierville.