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Basic Pole Instructor Hau

As an instructor and performer, I’m proud to represent the individuality and unique vibe of JMK. About a year and a half ago, I needed to get back into shape. All the signs were there from trying on clothes in the dressing room to the daily stresses of life. I did not want to go lift weights at a gym or be stuck inside my home exercising. I needed an alternative method, a creative outlet, support, and wanted to meet new people who are there for the same reasons or have the same interests. I found that and much more at JMK. 

As a child, I took ballet and jazz for about four years and gymnastics for a year. I have always loved to dance and was excited to see that JMK considered and offered fitness like Zumba, Burlesque, Pole Fitness, Belly Dancing, Chair Dancing and is always looking to develop new alternative fitness. I have been with JMK for year and a half. Initially coming in as a student/apprentice, I caught the “pole bug” very quickly. I’m certified as a STRIDE fitness instructor and currently teach Basic Pole. I have been performing with The House of Mood for approximately a year, an easy transition because the fitness classes are often related to the performances. I hope to have interested students and develop a Hip Hop Fitness Class in the near future.

It is my goal as an instructor to make my students feel welcome. No one gets left behind or feels discouraged. My student’s fitness goal is mine as well, and one’s self-esteem is as important as the fitness aspect. Sometimes getting passed the doubts you have mentally is as difficult as the physical part. I’m not just looking to challenge my students, make them sweat, have fun, and feel sexy but also to find comfort in their own skin, confidence in their abilities, and know they have a great support system as I did when I first started.


Dee is JM Kennedy Entertainment’s Performer of the Week

Ever since Damaris Rivera (Dee) was a little girl, she has dreamt of becoming a professional dancer; Inspired by music such as Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Micheal Jackson and Madonna, Pop, Hip Hop, Dance and Freestyle became her favorite type of music to dance to. Shortly after Dee turned 17 she auditioned for the Roxy Night Club as one of their dancers and got the job! Dee has performed at over 50 different venues since her first job and continues to keep her dream alive with JMKennedy Entertainment doing what she loves the most… DANCE!

Murder Mystery Burlesque

Evil Night - Opening Number of The Murder Mystery Burlesque

Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you so much for coming to The House of Mood’s first annual Murder Mystery Burlesque Show!!! It was a great success!!!

A special thank you to all the performers, staff, and the members of Johnson & Wales SES Club!!! We couldn’t have done it without you.

At the end of the show the audience voted and the killer was… “The Ex”, Alicia Heaney.

The Ex - Voted the Killer


Zumba w/ JMK at the 13th annual Pawtucket Arts Festival!!!!

Zumba in the Park

Ditch the workout and Join the party with Jennifer & Andrea at this years Pawtucket Arts Festival. We will be at Slater Park from 12:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday September 17th & Sunday September 18th!!! Join us for two fun days of Zumba in the park!!

ZUMBA FITNESS Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music with easy-to-follow dance steps that everyone enjoys. Dance to your Favorite Salsa, Marange, Bachata, Reggaeton, and top 40 music!

Zumba for Kids!!!

PARENTS Bring your kids for a fun day of Zumba in the park. Burn calories while spending time with your families & friends. Parents love this program because of theeffects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self- confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination.

Date/TIme: September 17th & 18th from 12:00 – 3:00

Location: Slater Park, Pawtucket RI

For more information click here or call 401 305 3400

Join Jennifer & Andrea for Zumba in the Park


Click here to watch Pink Pastie Burlesque Video

On July 24th, 2011 JMK Entertainment hosted their first annual Pink Pastie Burlesque Show at Roots Cafe located in Downtown Providence. We raised over $1,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!!


Hot 106.3 Deanna Cruz taking Pole & Zumba at JMK

After taking pole for the first time, Deanna Cruz wrote…

Pole Dancing May Just be my New Workout!
When all else fails why not try some Pole Dancing??  And that’s exactly what I did yesterday as I stopped in at JM Kennedy Studios in Pawtucket for a Pole Dancing AND Zumba class.  Let me begin by saying I love working out.  Yes you heard me I actually like it.  I also love running, but I’ve been laying off it a bit because of my lower back.  I decided it’s time to find something else to do instead of just running.  So I turned to the experts, Jennifer Kennedy from JM Kennedy Entertainment.  And let me just say if Pole Dancing can get me Jennifer’s body than DAMN I’m IN!  Lol.  I will admit I was a little intimidate and maybe even scared for my life.  I mean how the hell am I supposed to climb up this pole or even hang there.  But throughout the whole class I kept telling myself, “Just Have Fun” and that’s exactly what I did.  And what a workout!  I forgot that there are other things you can do instead of running to get a good workout.  Pole Dancing is a GREAT upper body AND core workout.  So does that mean I’ll finally have a 6-pack??  Well maybe not in the next few classes but maybe I’ll become a ‘Pollerina’ afterall.  So after an hour of Pole Dancing I stayed for Zumba.  My first Zumba class may I add and wow I felt like I was at a club.  I mean this is a workout right?  Zumba made me realize you can have fun while burnig some calories.  Geezzz I need to change up my workout routine more often and have fun with it.  I had a really good time and almost forgot I was working out.  Thanks ladies….you’ll definitely be seeing me again.  Check out the video below.  ENJOY!

Deanna Cruz, “Pole Dancing May Just Be my New Workout!“, August 3, 2011

Click Here to Register for Classes

Click Here to view JM Kennedy Dance & Pole Fitness Studio Website


We raised over $1,000!!!!

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our first annual Pink Pastie Burlesque Show. We raised over $1,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure!!! A Special Thank you to Catz Exotic Wear for donating a pair of pink heals that sold for $500.

More Picture’s and Video from this event coming soon


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