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!
Posts tagged ‘upper body’
MURDER MYSTERY BURLESQUE ON OCTOBER 22, 2011
FROM 8:00 -10:00
AT THE HOUSE OF MOOD
461 MAIN ST. UNIT D2, PAWTUCKET RI 02860
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ON OCTOBER 22, 2011 WINSTON, A RICH PLAYBOY KNOWN FOR HIS CRAZY PARTIES AND SEXUAL ESCAPADES, WAS FOUND DEAD IN AN ABANDONED MILL BUILDING LOCATED IN PAWTUCKET RI. THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS UNDETERMINED AT THIS TIME. ALL THAT WE KNOW IS HE WAS MURDERED BY ONE OF THE WOMEN LISTED IN THE FACTS BELOW.
1. HE HAD AN ESTIMATED NET WORTH OF $7.2 BILLION.
3. HIS SECRETARY KNEW THAT HE WAS ABOUT TO LOOSE EVERYTHING. THEY HAD BEEN SCENE ARGUING ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS ABOUT AN INCIDENT WITH A “DESK”. SHE REFUSES TO DISCUSS IT.
4. HIS BI-POLAR MISTRESS JUST RETURNED FROM ONE OF HER FREQUENT TRIPS TO “THE HAMPTONS” AKA “THE MENTAL INSTITUTION”
5. WHEN THE POLICE ARRIVED THEY FOUND A STRANGE WOMEN CLAIMING TO BE A PSYCHIC CHANTING NEXT TO WINSTON’S LIFELESS BODY.
6. BEFORE CALLING THE POLICE THE MAID THOROUGHLY CLEANED THE CRIME SCENE CONTAMINATING AND DESTROYING ALL THE EVIDENCE THE KILLER MAY HAVELEFT BEHIND.
7. A LOUNGE SINGER WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCEFOUND AT THE CRIME SCENE.
8. EVERY HALLOWEEN HE HOLDS A MASQUERADE PARTY AT ONE OF HIS HISTORIC MILL BUILDINGS LOCATED IN PAWTUCKET, RI.
9. THE AUTHOR OF AN ADULT THEMED BOOK TITLED “THE SAFE WORD IS DIE” WAS PUT IN CUSTODY AFTER GETTING INTO A HEATED ARGUMENT WITH WINSTON’S WIFE. SHE KEPT YELLING “DIE” “DIE” EVERY TIME THE WIFE CAME NEAR HER. (IT WAS RUMORED THAT WINSTON WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE MAIN CHARACTER IN THE AUTHORS BOOK.)
10. A BROKE ACTRESS “FRIEND” OF WINSTONS WAS THE LAST PERSON TO SEE HIM ALIVE. DURING THIS LAST ENCOUNTER WINSTON TOLD HER HE WAS NOT GOING TO FINANCE HER ONE WOMEN SHOW TITLED “ME, MYSELF, AND I” A MODERN, HISTORICAL, FICTIONAL BUT NON-FICTION BASED , DOCUMENTARYABOUT HER LIFE STORY WHERE SHE PLAYS THE BOTH THE INTERVIEWER AND THE SUBJECT OF THE INTERVIEW.
12. HIS EX WAS ALSO FOUND ON THE SCENE WITH HER NEW BOYFRIEND… SHE REPORTEDLY CRASHED THE PARTY IN AN ATTEMPT TO SHOW WINSTON WHAT HE WAS MISSING.
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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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
The Art of Tease
Taste of Tease
Bump & Grind
Take it of for you Lover
Burlesque with Props
How to Make your Fans
How to Take off your Stockings
Work your Feather Boa
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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LEVEL II IS FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS ONLY. YOU WILL LEARN ADVANCED SPINS, CLIMBS AND INVERTS.
INSTRUCTORS – JENNIFER KENNEDY AND ALICIA
WHAT TO WEAR:
– RAZORBACK TANK TOP OR T- SHIRT *SPINE MUST BE COVERED
– SKORTS OR SHORT *SO LEGS CAN GRIP THE POLE
– SNEAKERS OR ANKLE BOOTS *ALL SHOES MUST HAVE ANKLE SUPPORT
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Ladies… this class is great for your Abs, Glutes, and Arm Sculpting!!
Prerequisite: 6 weeks of Basic Pole
Booty Beat Pole Cardio is a fun way to burn calories and
build muscle. We take our ten basic pole steps and fuse
them with none stop dance. We work both the left and the right side.
In pole everyone has a tendency to work only their strong side. In Booty Beat we work both sides ensuring that you get the full body workout you deserve.
If you like Zumba and you like pole this class is for you. You shake it to none stop afrosonic music while working the pole!!! Click here to register online!
Zumba® 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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Being a Pole Fitness Mom, Before and After!
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!
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!
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!
Dance studio offers Burlesque lessons
JM Kennedy Pole Dancing and Fitness
Updated: Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010, 12:28 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010, 12:28 PM EST
(FOX Providence) – A local dance studio is offering women the opportunity to become their own burlesque stars.
Jennifer Kennedy has had a passion for dancing since she was a young girl. After losing her job of 15 years with an airline, she opened up JM Kennedy Pole Dancing and Fitness Center in Pawtucket, and now hopes to continue her success by offering burlesque lessons.
Many of the moves are provocative, and for the first time can be somewhat daunting. But women who’ve taken the class say it doesn’t take long to be taken in by the power of this performance art.
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