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- $25 for one ticket to see the Vintage Vegas Burlesque and Variety Charity Show (up to a $50 value)
- Where: House of Mood
- Section: general admission
- Saturday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m.
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
Vintage Vegas Burlesque & Variety Charity Show
They go by such names as Maple Divine, Yummi Hearts, and Ivory Brulé. And in July, they sashay onto the House of Mood's stage with two goals in mind: to change the world, and to look good doing it. In an evening of burlesque, pole dance, and sassy chair routines that recall the glitz of old Las Vegas, JMK Entertainment's performers raise money to support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. During the evening, audiences also vie to win a treasure trove of door prizes and a sexy-shoe raffle. Burlesque veteran Jennifer Kennedy presides over the proceedings in unimpeachable style, her three decades as a dance instructor evident in her confidence, athleticism, and ability not to scream in fear when upside down.
Jennifer Kennedy, the owner and head instructor of JMK Entertainment, is no stranger to the spotlight. She practiced graceful steps as a performer on Caribbean cruise ships and has been teaching dance for more than three decades. Joined by a team of instructors with lengthy histories in dance, she continues to champion the health-boosting effects of the graceful art with an added element: the pole.
Her Basic Pole classes dust off glimmers of sensuality and teach the foundational moves needed for full-fledged routines or Flag Day pageants. The more advanced Booty Beat Pole folds 10 basic steps into a cardio workout, and sets the routine to high-energy music. Jennifer's teachers also cultivate fitness and whimsy at burlesque, belly-dance, and cardio-chair-fitness classes.
Flirt-filled sessions kick off in an airy industrial space softened by exposed wooden beams overhead, with sunlight streaming through a skylight and large windows. Before and after class, guests can kick back in the waiting area's leather couches while mentally rehearsing moves or packing poles back into Mary Poppins–style gym bags.