Pole dancing offers a pole-based exercise more effective than 1920s pole sitting, more energizing than pole vaulting, and more sensual than polenta. Go for a spin with this GrouponLive deal to see Nostalgia Burlesque & Cabaret presented by The House of Mood at JMK Entertainment in Pawtucket. For $40, you get two general-admission tickets for Saturday, July 21, at 8:30 p.m. (an $80 value). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
During JMK Entertainment’s Nostalgia Burlesque & Cabaret, a two-hour tribute to war heroes, sultry performers prowl the stage, strutting atop high heels, under fluttering boas, or behind dresses made of balloons that they slowly pop one by one. Music from the '40s, '50s, and '60s pulses through the air as varied acts extract beads of sweat from foreheads with steamy solo routines. A portion of the night's proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and an auction of vintage burlesque shoes adds flashy, heeled footwear to the closets of winning bidders.
Director and Founder Jennifer Kennedy has been performing and teaching her dance moves for more than three decades, and she channels her sensual moves from experience performing in cabarets aboard Virgin Islands cruise ships. In addition to lively performances, she and her instructors patrol a studio of 20 poles, teaching basic to advanced pole-fitness classes.
Director and founder Jennifer Kennedy has been teaching dance for more than three decades and channels her sensual moves from experience performing in cabarets aboard Virgin Islands cruise ships. At JMK Entertainment, she and her instructors patrol a studio of 10 poles, ensuring that each student receives personalized tips during basic to advanced pole-fitness classes. The pole-based moves help students to build core strength and tone curves while mimicking the arched back of a sexy long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Other class styles run the rhythm-powered gamut from cardio chair fitness and Zumba to Bollywood and belly-dancing routines. The JMK team isn't shy about performing what they preach, taking the stage at various local events to showcase their burlesque swaggers and perilous pole-climbs.