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Happy Holiday’s!!!!

Happy Holiday’s from everyone at JM Kennedy Dance & Pole Fitness Studio. We are excited about all of the changes we’ve made this past year and are looking forward all the new classes and events we have scheduled for 2012.

For more information visit the website and our facebook to see the most current pictures and videos. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!!

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!

Breast Cancer Survivor Jennifer Kennedy


OCTOBER 31, 2011 

Jennifer Kennedy – Pole Dancer, Cancer Survivor Role Model.

Written by Tinu exclusively for Pole Spin magazine.

It has been an eventful and exciting journey that began for Jennifer Kennedy some 55 years ago in Derby England. Born to Jamaican immigrants, Jennifer wanted to learn ballet, dancing was something she was born to do.
A kindly German neighbor meant ballet classes for the little Jennifer and a stint with Irene Bell’s Cabaret Troop when she was 17 meant that Jennifer did manage to live dancing dream at least somewhat.

Jennifer Kennedy

Marrying Edric, she moved to Chicago soon after and went on to have a wonderful family and a long married life of 27 years. Edric however died of heart attack in 2001, a wonderful, wise, loving man who, for Jennifer was the personification of Gandhi, his illustrious compatriot.

Jennifer continued to be strong for her sons but there was more to follow – in 2005 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and a little later she was laid off from her 10 year old job with an airline.
What followed was a struggle to say the least. There was the pain and seeming hopelessness of her disease on the one hand, and the need to keep it all together on the other. Her struggle was fierce, but in the end it was her tremendous spirit that won out. She refused to let the pain and the difficult process of cancer treatment (which can often be worse than the disease itself according to so many survivors) get in her way and continued to live life on her own terms.
It was the fact that Jennifer never stopped dreaming, and that she had the sheer determination that helped her hold her life together and she decided to continue her education. Not letting the pain and her circumstances or her age stand in her way, she decided to go to college and went on to earn herself a degree.

And this wasn’t all. Her passion for dance dictated that she had even loftier goals in mind – her dream of dancing ballet at London’s Covent Garden had undergone a slight alteration and it took the concrete form of a 500 square foot pole dance studio, the J M Kennedy Dance Studio. The studio size soon started to grow to its present size of 3000 square feet and Jennifer’s remarkable ability to bring happiness and empowerment to women by virtue of her dance instruction grew along with it. 
If Jennifer wants to send out the message to women to stay strong, then she certainly knows what she is talking about. Overcoming cancer 5 years ago, and starting afresh in life are monumental tasks; to be successful in your chose sphere at relatively later in life even more so!

It makes it all worthwhile for Jennifer when a client’s husband asks her why his wife looks so happy when she walks out the door of their studio! While Jennifer and her studio continue to empower women and educate them of their own worth, she also contributes to charity events to try and give back to the community, in whatever way she can; all the while staying true to her own mantra in life Never Stop Dreaming!

More stories on other cancer survivors can be seen in the October-December 2011 print issue of Pole Spin magazine now on newsstands and bookstores. Also available for worldwide delivery though theSubscription page.

This is a Pole Spin Magazine exclusive. ©2011 Pole Spin Magazine. All rights reserved.

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This article was written by Tinu
Published on PoleForACause.com 
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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

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ACADEMY OF BURLESQUE W/ JENNIFER KENNEDY

Unleash your inner diva!!!

WELCOME TO JMKENNEDY ACADEMY SCHOOL OF BURLESQUE

I am thrilled to announce a brand new lass series, so Ladies come out to play because we have a great summer class curriculem for you to choose.  Click here to register online.

Our brand new class series is dedicated to the Art of Burlesque.

JMKennedyEntertainment  will transform any wannna-be burlesque diva into a great performer. Join the JMK Showgirl Chorus and

you will learn and have the chance to perform several fun and sexy burlesque chorus acts at the JMK Recital Show.  So get  your favorite lingerie

out of hiding in the top drawer and let’s get a jump on for summer… with Burlesquercise!

Learn the Art-Of :

Walking in Heels

Pastie Making

The Art of Tease

Taste of Tease

Bump & Grind

Burlesque Makeup

Tassel Twirling

Take it of for you Lover

Burlesque with Props

Fan Dancing

How to Make your Fans

Glove Peeling

How to Take off your Stockings

Work your Feather Boa

Costuming

AND MUCH MOORE!!!

Space is limited, and this is the only JMKBurlesque Showgirl Chorus series I will be offering until August, so come and get it while the gettin’s good!

No nudity is required.  This is all about comfort level. So, come on girls lets educate our audience. And give em the Wow! factor.

Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Now offering Zumba Toning!!!!

  1. Register now for Zumba Toning!!!

    Zumba® ToningZumba® Toning Classes – When it comes to body sculpting, the Zumba Toning program raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. The Zumba Toning class is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast.

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Post Pregnancy Workout for the Modern Women!

Being a Pole Fitness Mom, Before and After!

Kerri's before and After Picture

I am the first at the JM Kennedy Dance & Pole Fitness Studio to have what we like to joke about as a “Pole Baby”.  Yes, taking Pole Fitness classes made me feel sexier and then before I knew it… “Oops!”…here’s my pole baby.  I had my son in July and in September I was back in the studio taking classes.  By October I was ready to perform in front of an audience for our annual Halloween Show and by January I was teaching Pole Fitness classes for the first time.

For the ladies out there that may currently be pregnant, I do not recommend pole fitness as a source of exercise.  With the pregnancy, it limits the number of safe moves you can perform and it’s just not worth the risk.  There are many types of safe exercises you can perform while pregnant like walking, swimming and yoga. I also recommend using coco butter daily to avoid stretch marks.

I also recommend that you wait at least 12 weeks after having the baby before taking pole fitness classes.  It does take time to gain the strength back and get your muscles back into shape after giving birth.  Even the students out there that haven’t had a baby know,  if you miss a few months or even weeks of pole you’re not going to be as strong as before. Don’t get discouraged, your muscle memory will come back. I am living proof of that.

If you’re looking for a way to get back into shape and be the sexy mama you know you are, pole fitness is the way to go!

Kerri, Jennifer, and Matt at his 1st Birthday

This article was inspired by Jennifer Kennedy owner of JM Kennedy Dance and Pole Fitness studio and Mother of two.

Guess What? No Dance Background Required!

The Hinge

No Dance Background Required!!!

Guess What?! No Dance Background Required!

Hello to all the Sexy Ladies out there!  Yeah, I’m talking to you!  My name is Kerri.  I’ve been a Pole Fitness Instructor with the JM Kennedy Dance Studio since January of 2010.  I am certified through NETA.

So you’d like to know how I became part of this amazing studio?  Well, here it is!

It all started in February of 2007.  I’d always wanted to take some sort of dance class, maybe hip hop or jazz but I was 27 at the time….where would I begin?  I was driving home from work one day and heard an advertisement on the radio about Pole Fitness classes.  That would be perfect!  I made a mental note to call as soon as I got home.   I got the class schedule and came to the next walk-in class available.  Now, mind you, I had no sort of dance training or taken a dance class before in my life!   I walked into the 3rd week of the session surrounded by other students that seemed like professionals to me (Airplane…what’s an airplane?).  I couldn’t find my right from my left.  I’m not going to lie…it intimidated me.  But I hung in there and after a few classes I started feeling comfortable and couldn’t get enough of it.  After 6 classes there was a noticeable difference in my appearance.  I started getting comments such as “where’d you get those muscles?”  And we can’t forget the infamous bruising…”how’d you get those bruises”.  (I’ve learned that everyone has their own way of answering those questions).

After taking a few sessions at the studio, I got to know Jen and I started helping her out in the office.   Jen is a motivator and the saying, Never Say Never, definitely applies to her classes.  Elevator, I could never do an elevator…by the 6th week I’d guess about 90% of the students are doing elevators.  She also motivated me to start teaching my own Pole Fitness classes.  Did I ever think in my wildest dreams I would be a Pole Fitness Instructor one day? No way!  But here I am, teaching not only Basic Pole for Beginners but Jen also allowed me to create a Pole Level I class for the women out there not ready for Pole II. 

A little bit more about me….I am a proud mom to a 19-month old boy.  During the day I work as a secretary in Downtown Providence.  I am also part of JM Kennedy’s Fringe Dancers who have performed at various venues.  The Fringe Dancers specialize in Cabaret and Burlesque performances.  We most recently performed at the Hi-Hat in Davol Square for a Valentine’s Burlesque Show which included singing, pole dancing, chair dancing and belly dancing. 

So, take it from someone with no dance background.  This is the place to start!  It’s never too late.  I’ve seen all sizes and ages take class at the JM Kennedy Dance Studio.  I’ve seen mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, friends, co-workers and even the occasional being of the male species.  We do not discriminate at the JM Kennedy Dance Studio!

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Monday, February 14th – Valentines Burlesque Show @ The Hi-Hat

Join Us February 14th, 2011 at The Hi-Hat for our Valentine's Burlesque Show

Valentine’s Burlesque Show

Pawtucket, RI – January 28, 2011- JM Kennedy Entertainment is hosting their annual Valentine’s Burlesque Show Monday, February 14, 2011 at The Hi-Hat located in Davol Square.  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.

The Hi- Hat will be serving a beautiful 4 course Valentines dinner. You have the option to buy Dinner show tickets for $55 for one person or $100 per couple. Show tickets are also on sale for $20. Tickets are being sold online at www.jmkennedyentertainment.com or at the door the day of the show for $25. Priority Seating will be given to those with dinner reservations. For Dinner Reservations please call 401 453 6500 or visit the website. Doors Open at 6:00 pm and the Show Starts at 8:00 pm.


Valentines Burlesque Show Monday, February 14th, 2011

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 3 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.

Performers Include:

Ms. Maple Divine – She’ll slap her thighs and ladder her stockings – you never know what to expect.

Corinne Southern  – Our Sassy Singing Mistress of Ceremonies.

Stella Stellar  – Our Stunning Cabaret Chair Dancer & Femme Fatale.

Rhaya – Our Sexy Sword Dancing Circus Starlet.

Ms. Kandy Kane – Is a sweet as they come. This blonde hair, blue-eyed bombshell will make you want to come back for more!

Natasha Masters – Our True, Beautiful, Blue Collar Pole & Cabaret Performer.

Camellia Phoenix  – Our Luau Loving, Neo Burlesque Barbie.

Najwa – Hello Miss Kitty, Our Glamorous Girly Geisha.

Alicia  – Our Pin-Up Prima Polerina.

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