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Valentine’s Burlesque 2012

Tickets On Sale Now

JM Kennedy Entertainment is hosting their annual Valentine’s Burlesque Show Saturday, February 11, 2012 at The House of Mood located in Pawtucket RI.  It will feature a variety of different performances that include Singing, Chair Dancing, Belly Dancing, and Pole Dancing. It’s a one of a kind show that everyone will enjoy.

Dinner Show tickets include a beautiful 3 course meal provided by Cresta Bar and Restaurant.

Tickets on Sale now for $65 per person.

Tickets are on sale for $65 per person or $100 per couple. Cocktail show tickets are $25 online and $35 at the door. Tickets are being sold online at www.jmkennedyentertainment.com. Priority Seating will be given to those who have reservations. For VIP tables please call 401 305 3400. Doors Open at 7:00 pm and the first Show Starts at 8:00 pm.

Jennifer Kennedy, owner of JM Kennedy Entertainment, has been performing for over 30 years at different venues around the world. She started her Rhode Island based Burlesque Troop 4 years ago. What makes her show stand apart from other local Burlesque Shows is the use of the Pole. This unique art form, often associated with Cirque Du Soleil, combines the grace and beauty of dance with gravity defying technique.

Cresta Bar and Ristorante

Dinner Show Menu 

– Rhody Farm Salad in Golden Sherry Vinaigrette

– Stuffed Chicken Crespelle, Cacciatore Style

– Tortellini with Pancetta, peas, cream and parmigiana

Zuppe de Portofino with Linguine (mussels, clams, shrimp)

– Tiramisu

Buy you tickets for:

The Dinner Show click here

The Cocktail Show Click here

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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

Finding Healing in Tantric Movement

Finding healing in tantric Movement

Believe it or not moving slow keeps you healthy. I know some of you just read that and said to yourself, “yeah right, like I have time to slow down”. How can one move slow with crazy deadlines, managing a household, taking care of children, along with doing your best to keep your life in check especially now with the holidays quickly approaching. Moving slow along with climbing Mt. Everest seems like it should be put on your list of the top five most challenging things to do before you die. Trust me, I feel your angst.

So if moving slow is actually good for you, how can one begin to approach this concept in real life? Some would suggest joining a yoga class, taking up tai chi, or even a tantric belly dance class. “Oh no she didn’t, my schedule is already jam packed into next Christmas, now you expect me to do yoga and some tantric belly dancing?” “My body can’t even begin to do any of that stuff.” “What is tantric belly dance any way?” “Is tantric belly dance PG-13 at least?” Relax, there is nothing to fear. Tantric belly dance is safe and simple. If you have mobility in any or all of the physical faculties of your body, you and your mama can essentially do this. Tantric belly dance is the perfect marriage of hatha yoga and simple, rhythmic core movements of belly dance. This kind movement helps one to develop your physical nature and your psychic energy centers, also know as your chakras. Tantric belly dance can help you connect with your softer, sensual side as well as heighten your “female intuition” and bring more awareness of self.

There is substantial evidence in research that shows how slow movement along with mind, body awareness has astounding health benefits by itself and in combination with regular cardiovascular exercise. Some experts suggest that slow movement exercise increase the parasympathetic relaxation response, which in turn, reduces the stress response. This type of movement also promotes immune function that inhibits inflammation and stimulates healing. Something like tantric belly dance can help to expose any pain or trauma that our bodies may be holding, therefore activating your body’s own natural healing mechanisms to bring healing to those affected areas. Women from all walks of life could benefit tremendously from slow movement exercises like tantric belly dance. It fosters a creative experience in which you can learn to meet and recognize yourself and others through the exploration of your body through movement.

For me, dance and creative movement were always my healthy escape. Being that I was a child who witnessed domestic violence all through out my childhood, I used dance to take my mind off the trauma I was experiencing at home. I was a latch key kid and I was not allowed to participate in after school activities. Being that I was alone for a good four to six hours every day after school, the television was my companion in a sense. I would watch all of the popular music videos on MTV and BET (this was when music videos were still somewhat PG-13) record them, learn and rehearse all of the phrases of choreography featured in the video. So in a sense, the natural healing mechanisms, that I mentioned earlier, became active for me at an early age. This then stuck with me through high school into my early adult life in college. I was fortunate enough to be a principle dancer in New Works World Traditions Dance Ensemble at Brown University. It was there I learned more about structured choreography and how to create and combine modern dance with traditional African and other ethnic dance movements.

Fast forward to now I have since completed my 200hr yoga teacher certification, created my own home yoga studio and yoga consulting service called Yoga Selah. I have now coupled my love and passion for creative movement with my new found knowledge of yoga and created a wonderful workshop series called “The Art of Tantric Belly Dance”. The great thing about a workshop is that you can get a condensed, yet impactful, experience of connecting the mind, body and spirit through movement. This could be a good option for those who are not yet ready to commit to a weekly class series, but none the less know they need to get some slow motion in their life (lol). Everyone from novices to those with advanced movement experience can engage each other non- judgmentally and meet each other right where they are. I’m glad to announce that I will be hosting the first workshop at JMK Pole Fitness Studios in Pawtucket, RI on Saturday, December 11th. You can find out more info about this event by checking out my blog at www.trurootswellness.blogspot.com,www.yoga-selah.com, or www.jmkennedyentertainment.com.

This Article was written by Sata Jallah our Yoga Specialist. To Learn more you can visit her blog.

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