About The Fringe Follies
The House of Mood’s performers, the Fringe Follies, are a troupe of performers specializing in burlesque and cabaret.
We are guaranteed to bring you glamour, lots of glitz, humor, and high energy. Lots of sequins, feathers, false eyelashes and fishnet stockings.
We are available for bookings for any corporate events, opening acts, or just to meet and greet. If you are interested in booking us for any event please contact us!
Types of performances include:
- Aerial Hoop/Lyra
- Belly Dance
- Cabaret Band
- Chair Dance
- Chorus Line
- Hula Hoop
- Lounge Singing
- Male Illusionist
- Pole Art
and, of course,
Lana Lane has been in love with dancing and performing for as long as she can remember. She began dancing at the age of three, and continued dancing and competing until she was eighteen. Lana Lane never stopped loving dance, but there were not many options for adult dance classes; then she found JMKennedy Dance & Pole Fitness Studio. Lana Lane’s journey with JMKennedy Entertainment began in 2008 as a student, then became the Chair Dance instructor in 2009.
Now ten years later, Lana Lane is still teaching and performing monthly at The House of Mood. Since being involved with JMK, Lana Lane has been given so many opportunities; she has performed at various corporate events in Rhode Island & Massachusetts and was even fortunate enough to perform in New York City!
“Jen and the rest of my JMK family has taught me so much about myself. I have grown and learned so many different things over the past ten years. I have made so many friends, some of my best friends. I am grateful for the opportunities, love and support from everyone. The fact that I get to do what I love with people I love is amazing.”
I joined the Fringe Follies a couple of years ago; I actually came in to learn pole! Well, as fate had it, I was back on stage…
I have been dancing all my life, my training included Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Modern Dance. My fitness level has always been disciplined, as I have practiced Pilates since I was 16; it was mandatory for Ballet dancers in order to avoid injuries. My aerial background comes from my residency with the Rhode Island College Dance Company , as I was always the dance partner lifted, flipped and whatever that could be incorporated into the choreography.
As time went on, I married and had a child my dance life had to go on hold; however, I had an itch to scratch. In 2000 I took up Taekwondo , and 18 years later I am a 3rd degree black belt and still training . With the combination of dance and Taekwondo , I studied Physical Therapy and became a Physical Therapist Assistant, 15 years now. I am a brain injury survivor that left me dyslexic, and a cancer survivor x3. Dance and Taekwondo taught me dependability is only accountable if you own YOU. My inspiration to attain my career is lent to those who survived worse than I, yet, gave me encouragement and most of all, inner strength.
What makes me a dedicated therapist? A specialist in Stroke rehab and a Gait Analysis specialist? Core foundation of understanding movement. Because of Dance in all forms, Taekwondo / martial arts, I was able to truly understand body movement and “connection” of fluidity in motion.
My career is not only my life, it’s a commitment as is Dance and Taekwondo. My “hobbies-” yes I do make time for them- are knitting, crocheting, sewing and costuming… my love for Burlesque brought out more talents than I knew I had. I’ve developed a love for making costumes and pasties for my acts that truly express the point of the routine/ song.
In short, life is long… not short… because I feel I make every moment last for a lifetime. Inspiration comes to me from my patients, fellow dancers and martial artists and students at JMK . I feel truly blessed at my age to be still dancing, performing, and assisting others any way I can.
My home life consists of my 3 cats and my son. My world is here, “There’s no place like home.”
Mighty Aphrodite spent 12 years as a competitive gymnast, and also took classes in jazz, hip hop, and tae kwon do in the past. She currently does yoga on the days she is not at the studio working it on the pole. She has been pole dancing since 2010 and performing for JMK since 2011. She enjoys that it allows her to combine her gymnastics and dance background in a new way, as well as relieve any stress from her regular day job. She finds the JMK studio to be a very positive outlet and the other dancers to be incredibly supportive both inside the studio and out.
I have been dancing since the age of 3. I have been teaching dance in all styles since 2008.
I started taking pole classes about 4 years ago. Jen asked me to join her troupe, and the rest is history! I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but everyone was so nice my first rehearsal that I knew this would be my second family. I look forward to rehearsals, knowing that when I walk into the studio everything else I’ve been dealing with all day won’t matter.
I really enjoy my fellow performers. We are a great group of individuals who really support one another both inside and outside of the studio. I love the strength and classes at JMK. It’s always a challenge, and Jen really knows how to push us and make us stronger.
I’m a social worker by day, I love spending time with my dogs, and I love working with kids.