Top Ten Things To Know Before Becoming an Exotic Dancer

Updated on June 10, 2015

What You Don't Know About Gentlemen's Clubs

After the time I've spent managing a gentleman's club, I could write a book about what happens behind the scenes, things that people don't know about and can't even imagine. I always joked that my job was a sociologist's dream because I literally had a front row seat and the chance to observe millions of different behaviours. Since I have the attention span of a goldfish, I'm just going write it out as a list and hope it helps someone (or at least offers a good laugh). Let's get on with it.

Shoes and Clothing Are Important (Despite the Fact That You Take Most of It Off)

Ironically, clothes matter. Exotic clothing and shoes may be expensive, but they also create the look you want on stage, and that can often affect how much money you make.

Every customer has a different taste in women; appealing to that particular taste is the only way to keep the customer for more dances. There are three major looks that are normally found in a club:

The Young Girl Look: Dos and Don'ts

Outfits that are fun and flirty, in pink or other fun, bright colors tend to appeal to customers who are looking for the younger-looking girl-next-door. Being cute and appearing young tends to bring in the most cash.

My theory is that because older men want exactly what they wanted in high school. Even though they have changed over the years, they still like the young look, but there is a right and a wrong way to achieve it. If you're older than 26, don't even bother. Women who dress too young for their age is frowned on in public as well as in the gentleman's cabaret.

Another way to sabotage this look is to overdo it. A cute pink bikini with a strawberry pattern and pretty clips in your hair can be adorable. Often coupled with the clear open-toed shoe, this outfit is meant to look as light as the material it is made of. Clear plastic shoes are the easiest to wear with an outfit like this because they go with any color and don't draw attention to your feet. On the other hand, lollipops and rainbow leg warmers are ridiculous. When women overdo it in this way, it reminds me of when I was five and wanted to wear my bathing suit under my clothing all of the time: It's childish and doesn't make a lick of sense.

Clear plastic shoes go with any color and don't draw attention to your feet.
Clear plastic shoes go with any color and don't draw attention to your feet. | Source

The Edgy Look: Dos and Don'ts

Outfits that are darker in color and have a harder edge go especially well with alternative music, rockabilly styles, and seductive electronica. This look is best suited to the girl that isn't interested in bopping along to Fergie but rather someone that can make a dance routine to Bjork's "Human Nature" look like an exotic peep show.

This look appeals to a lot of younger men as well as the older men that like to explore their alternative side. However, there are many ways to ruin this look and it happens all the time (if you've been in an exotic dance club, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about).

What dancers don't realize is that a black romper coupled with a g-string made of metal chain link and chrome/black heels is extremely erotic, but certain haircuts, razor blade jewelry, black 'n' chunky boots, and an over-abundance of black eyeliner can also look just plain stupid. You didn't make friends with that look in high school, and it won't help you make friends here, either.

Perhaps it's time to go back to the closet... this time with your eyes open.
Perhaps it's time to go back to the closet... this time with your eyes open.

Flowing Lingerie: Dos and Don'ts

Outfits that are more lingerie-based, flowing, and sensual is the look I recommend to anyone that is older than 26, chooses to dance to music that is sexually charged (like Kylie Minogue's "Slow"), and/or tends to dance and do a floor routine rather than doing inverts and pole tricks. Lace and flowing fabrics are ultra-sexy and can make a dancer of any age look unbelievably gorgeous. A spin around the pole and even a simple walk is accentuated by the flow of fabric, allowing every movement to seem more fluid and sensual. This type of dress can also add to a floor routine because you can twist the fabric, play a little peek-a-boo game with your most intimate parts, and even have an S & M binding session with the pole. Can you tell this is my favorite look?

Shoes should be simple and not draw attention to your feet. Clear shoes will work but why not get a sexy pair of stiletto heels with small sparkling embellishments? Classic chunky shoes won't work here, but a shoe that has thin straps and a shorter platform than normal will lengthen the look of your legs without actually adding length and yet will be simple enough to keep the attention above the knee. I find that most men are attracted to this type of girl and usually stay for more dances.

Because everyone has their own taste, you can't guarantee your outfit will be a hit with every guy. Spend time soaking in the vibe of the club and pick an outfit that is best suited for that atmosphere so that you don't look like a fish out of water.

Your Social Skills

Engaging a customer in a polite, lightweight conversation before asking him to dance increases your chances that he will, in fact, spend money on you. It's no different than meeting anyone else in a business situation. Ask them how they are and if they are enjoying themselves, but stay away from questions like these:

  • "Are you married?" (It may just remind them they have a wife and that they should leave.)
  • "What do you do?" (Some people don't see this as a rude question, but when propositioning someone to give you money you shouldn't pry, especially since most people hate their jobs. The only reason I would ask this question is if the gentleman said he was visiting on business.)
  • "Will you buy me a drink?" (Come on now! You know better than that! Only take what is offered because the gentleman may be offended by how rude you are and decide not to take you for a dance. If you ask for a drink, be assured you just traded a cocktail for 3 or 4 dances in the back room. Good job, moron.)
  • "Do you have children?" (His daughter is probably your age, so don't remind him. If he does bring children into the conversation, remember to keep it light and polite.)

Remember, you can ask every customer in the room to take you for a dance and one or two might actually take you for a song, but if you put extra effort into a five minute conversation, the gentleman will be more inclined to spend more time with you. Take the time to get a gentleman to relate to you personally, like your spirit, and pay for an hour up front. CHA-CHING!

Not Every Customer Is a Saint Sitting on a Wad of Cash

It's common for men to agree to dances without having enough money to pay, to not understand the rate at which they are charged, and to expect more than what is legally possible. I'm not sure if it's due to intoxication or just because they're men, but being ripped off happens more than you'd ever expect. Here are steps to help ensure this doesn't happen to you:

  • Make sure the customer is coherent and at least semi-sober.
  • Explain up front how you will be paid per song.
  • Explain the rules of touching and, if propositioned for "extra attention," politely let him know that is illegal, and you are a law-abiding citizen.
  • After every song, ask him if he would like you to continue. I find a lot of girls will keep going if the client doesn't say anything and ultimately end up dancing a lot longer than the customer can afford. This means wasted time because the customer will refuse to pay, bouncers will become involved, and everyone will get upset. If a customer complains, it will tarnish your reputation in front of other potential clients.
  • It is a good idea to offer dances for a reduced price if he buys half an hour of your time. It's just like buying in bulk and really, there is less of a chance of being ripped off if you get the money up front. Instead of the average 2-4 dances, you get paid for an entire half hour. I know a lot of girls in clubs who charge $20 a dance but offer a rate of $160 for half an hour instead of $200 because they can make more money this way (since it takes an average of two songs before another client comes along).

There Are a Lot of Strange Personalities out There and You Will Meet Them All

I have seen so many odd people and strange behaviours it seriously blows my mind. There is no getting used to some of the requests from clients. Because I'm worried about you going out there unaware, I'm going to let you know what kind of freaks are going to approach you.

The crier. Maybe his wife just left him, or he's lonely, or maybe he's getting shipped off to Iraq in the morning. Who knows! He's just looking for a little comfort in the company of a beautiful lady and then, mid-dance, he starts bawling his eyes out, clinging to you for support, and making you feel at a loss for words. Remind him he's still on the clock and console the poor dear because these guys will pay for your time and tip a bit extra.

The Radio Operator. Way back in junior high, did you ever have a boyfriend that had no idea what he was supposed to do with nipples and sat there tweaking them like he was tuning a radio? Some of those boys never grew out of it. I'm serious! Grown men going to town on your nipples like they're popping pimples. All you can do is politely remind them that it hurts (because yes, believe or not, they are attached to you). Unfortunately, if they are drunk enough, they'll keep doing it, so either be prepared to put a cold pack on your nips or terminate the session.

The S&M Fan (who is too embarrassed to find a dominatrix in the yellow pages). You think I'm joking, but it's all too common to find men that want you to step on their genitals with your heels and pinch, poke, slap, and call them names. If you're uncomfortable with this, then they will usually turn down the regular dance, but if you're smart, you'll say that kind of thing is outside a normal dance, and it will cost extra. It's especially fantastic when you've just had a fight with your boyfriend, and you're down for a little ball-crushing.

The Dirty Talker. Most common of all is the man who wants to say disturbing things to you and get away with it. It's a common thing to be called names such as "slut" and "whore." Most girls don't put up with it or charge more for this kind of colorful language. You just have to remember it's always your choice, and you can end it at any time.

The Only Money You Get Is the Money You Make (DUH!)

It's rare to find a club that pays its dancers. Honestly, most dancers pay a fee to work in the club. The only money you will be getting is the money handed to you after providing dances, which means there is no time for being lazy. This isn't a job where you can waltz in, take forever to get ready, mill around, drink, and wait for men to ask you to go for dances. No! You have to hustle, work the room, and use every opportunity to make money. That means you should eat a meal before you go to work, bring a quick snack, bring band-aids in case your shoes rub, cut down on cigarette breaks, and, most importantly, don't get drunk.

The Other Dancers Are Your Competitors

You are competing against other women for a gentleman's attention, but it's important to keep an air of tact and manners about you. Let the other girls gossip and be catty and lewd while you ignore them, do your job, and maintain a ladylike appearance. All of this drama is just a distraction from the of money you could be making. If you keep your head down, work, and keep to yourself, you're going to bank much more than the others.

You Can Establish a Regular Clientele

The easiest way to do this is to become familiar with faces, realize which regulars take girls for dances (because not all of them will), and then befriend them. Learn their names, ask them how their day was, and then you're off to a head start. If a regular walks into a bar and you're the first one to say "Hi, Jim! How is it going?" he's going to stop to talk with you. Remember, having polite conversations and smiling is the best way to make friends, but it's even better when those friends have money.

T.I.P.S means "To Insure Prompt Service"

I can't stress this one enough. The bartenders, cocktail waitresses, and bouncers see a lot of girls come and go. If you're nice, polite, and tip, they will go the extra mile for you because, trust me, they've seen a lot of evil dancers in their time.

If you tip well, bouncers will keep you safe and be more inclined to be on your side in the event of an argument with a customer, bartenders (who will set up a dance session when the client is too shy to approach) will send you customers, and cocktail waitresses will notice if your drink is low and offer to grab you another one (which is fantastic if you're with a customer, because most times they'll offer to pay)!

Anal Bleach Will Be Your Friend

I don't have to explain this one, except I can give you advice on what kind to buy. Look for a skin bleaching cream that doesn't have sunscreen in it (often indicated if the brand is a "nighttime formula") and contains 2% solution of hydroquinone (because it's such a delicate area). You can pick this up at almost any chain drug store.

(Side note: Keeping personal care wipes with you on the job is a really good idea because I've never laughed as hard as I did when the black lights picked up a piece of toilet paper on a girl's bum... during her performance.)

Stay Away from Drugs

This one should be pretty obvious, but I've seen a lot of dancers end up trying a little, going partying, and then spending all of the cash they earned that night on blow. If you're in this business to make money, then don't be an idiot. I'm sick of seeing strung-out girls who can't do their jobs. It's a mean thing to say, but dancers are a dime a dozen, and if you want to do blow you'll inevitably lose your job. Remember: There's a line of women waiting for the opportunity to make hundreds of dollars a night.


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      2 weeks ago


      I love love strippers alot and I honestly wanna be one of them but am in africa and their no strip clubs here, Im planing to come to usa early next year, hope I will be able to get helped as soon as possible.

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      2 months ago

      If stripper fight outside the club can the boss fire them

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      7 months ago

      What do you do to get your license

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      11 months ago

      Want to be a stripper

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      12 months ago

      I agree with Angie just saying

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      emma massey 

      14 months ago

      I've been a stripper for about 3 years. It all started when i was 6 and my mom started drinking a lot, after a while of trying to figure out what i could possibly do to get money, then finally i had the idea!!!! I would become a stripper! Many people were against me doing this but once all the cash started flowing in everyone thought it was a good idea finally. I moved a lot but found my home and now im just so happy!

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      18 months ago

      Sorry but this article is horrible. It comes across as some kind of lecture. I say to girls dress and look however you want to. And I've seen girls older than 26 who look much better and younger than girls who are 22. Your age doesn't dictate what kind of clothes to wear, what to do on stage or what kind of music to dance to.

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      22 months ago

      Can a little bit of chunky girls get tips and dances?

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      23 months ago

      Can older ladies become dancers? Do some men like more mature women or do they all want 18-25? At what age would you day just don't bother?

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      2 years ago

      Each girl is her own. They all have choices. She doesn't have to let anyone touch her or even show all of her body parts at a lot of places. It's illegal to let people go further than they are supposed to and in some places there are cameras. There are bouncers constantly watching and walking by too. You don't have to put up with too much bs generally. The men might ask you "what else you can do" or try to go further than they are supposed to but most girls refuse and follow the rules, knowing they could get fired. It's fitness, it's fun, it's sexy, and smart. Just gotta watch out for weirdos and bad crowds, and you'll be cashing out with no problems.

      Dancing helps so many women, I've even stated this to California State Capitol assembly members. Our team of dancers went up to the Capitol building and let them know why we loved our jobs; how it helps mothers, young women, and people who couldn't make the means to support their lives on a regular paycheck. What we do is not a crime, and if it were then we would not be where we stand. Think about the people it helps. There are men who need a healthy sexual release. There are couples who want to light their flame and have fun. It really does help people.

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      Dancer 1 

      2 years ago

      It's not stripping at a gentlmens club. It's being an entertainer and an exotic dancer. Most women that dance get a new found confidence from it. They are making money for being hot models who move and groove to their favorite beats. I love the idea that if a lonely man with natural feelings has a place to go where he can find entertainment and is free to be himself. The women get paid to be glamorous and a lot of us don't have a problem showing off our bodies. We are not ashamed. We were never taught to be ashamed and if someone said we should be then we just blew that out of the water. I will take a few hundred bucks a night to move seductively and socialize in my best hair and makeup. Stop over analyzing.

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      2 years ago

      Its Bjorks Human Behavior.....not Human Nature....thats Madonna.

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      William Wolfe 

      2 years ago

      As a former gentlemans club manager and patron all over the world also . A copy of this should b given to every dancer and employee when hired. Very honest accurate hell educational ! Wouldve helped me b even better @ my job and i left on my own terms due to poor ownership. Ie ripping off customers the dancers bar staff securityetc..

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      2 years ago

      Nice read.

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      3 years ago

      Excuse you, some people happen to like the girls with scene cuts and razor blade jewelry. They might think of her as looking like a Dominatrix, and a lot of people (mostly men) like that. The photo of you girl you have with that part is the girl I would want dancing for me. I find that style quite attractive, probably because I'm a metalhead, love the color black, and absolutely ADORE the goth/punk/emo styles. I also do know plenty of people, men AND women, who would prefer that over the other dancers since that's something different. Most dancers I see tend to dress the same. And, also, there's a difference between Exotic Dancers and Strippers. Exotic Dancers don't take off everything and dance in nothing but pasties and thongs that barely cover their nipples and vaginas. I'm sorry if I came off as rude, I'm just being bluntly honest. I don't sugarcoat my opinions.

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      4 years ago

      Dancers out there should really take note of point 2.

      I'm a regular at a strip club, and I will only take a girl for a dance if she spends 5 or so minutes talking with me, either asking about me, or talking about herself (I don't even care if you don't ask me anything, just talk to me for 5 minutes and your almost guaranteed to get some money).

      Just try to avoid things like dirty talk, or what you would do in a dance, until you get through the initial 4-5 minutes.

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      4 years ago

      I'm sorry but I would be curious about how many women really enjoy to do this kind of job by passion ?

      If it's really by passion, how are their lives outside of their job ?

      I don't want to generalize but I've been very curious into that subject and I sadly had more scary and bad feedback about that subject than positives one.

      Women into that tend to not be stable at all which means if you ever know them outside of their job side and even if they let you know what they're doing, they're not a model of stability and unfortunately loyalty too as it happens quite often they would sleep with other males who can be customers or colleagues. It sounds somewhat scary despite the fact that not everyone are the same but when you think about it, would you have a relationship with someone you know do that type of job ?

      How women could like that ? How they don't get the feeling to be treated like a piece of meat like models jobs or even worst like a prostitute. Is it not too risky to do that type of activities for a woman ? don't you think there is too high chance to fall into the depths of self-destruction ?

      What are the root causes which push woman to do this type of job ?

      Is it because they do have low self esteem ? Is it because they do believe they do not have any talent ? Education or childhood issue with their parents ?

      I'm sorry but I did a lot of interviews (1000+) with women of different age from 21 up to 40 and I've noticed too high common statements about the root causes mentioned a bit higher (no trust about any talents). The scary part is the fact it can be an addiction and then this type of women are just unable to have what they would like any other one: A true relationship stable with someone, children, etc ...

      I would like to have an opinion of one of the women who is currently the exception (if they exist) as from the thousand I did interview they were unfortunately all single cause of their job generates lack of trust and fear towards men who are afraid to be dumped cause of their daily job activities.

      Many thanks if you know some who would be up to talk about that subject. It's purely in didactic purpose as I'm free lance reporter and I'd like to get involved into uncommon subjects that people do not really care.

      Kind regards,


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      4 years ago

      I am a driver for the clubs shuttel bus. So I get a lot of costomer feedback good and bad. You have some good dancer advice however some things I had noticed you have left out that i hear a lot about. Is dancers should be awere of your own body smell. your job is to be close and personal. So remind your self that some body oders can be affensive and some of your sprays can be overwelming.

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      6 years ago

      Apparently I mess up a lot but I make damn good money messing up lol nice try tho but u must be a man...

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      6 years ago

      ha ha ha that great.. i been dancing for almost 3 yrs and its all so true...

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      6 years ago

      This is a GREAT post , Ive been involved in the industry for many many years and just see so many mistakes made , this is REALLY great advice ..But you know what ?? few will follow it . THIS IS A BUSINESS , build your Network , Work your groups ..and Understand What you are Selling ! Don't Gossip and Whinge ..and DON'T go to the ridiculous " Support " websites out there ..

      Once you understand the industry ..Provide a great service ..and just work it it ..Work it ..

      If you need other strippers support and compfort ..Its really time to move on ..THEY WONT HELP YOU , they will only HINDER .

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      A proud Exotic dancer 

      6 years ago

      Not ALL dancers turn to drugs & or alcohol while working . We all have our own way of working & coping ... It sucks that every person that's seen a naked female goes straight for all negative reasons why we do it ... Some of us go to school while dancing at night .. It's just great to have something better to do than sit on our ass's & get fat . I totally love the advice's tho . some rookies need it .. Ps. WE WERE ALL BORN NAKED .. the fact that some of us are fortunate to flaunt what god gave us & get paid for it is a bonus . xoxox to all

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      I can't stop laughing at the mental picture of the toilet paper glowing under the blacklight.

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      Ariel Bonzai 

      6 years ago

      All of this is very useful. Wish I had your advice when I was a pup going topless on stage. Back then strippers were not a dime a dozen untol strippers were made iconic by rock and roll songs and celebrity haunted high end clubs. The only thing I didn't see was the temorary nature if this kind of work. All dancers have to realize the money is addictive, especially when you are reckless enough to ignore the future. By 29 you should be over and out unless you just got in to your sequins and are doing this between better gigs.

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      6 years ago

      how would someone go about getting into the clubs to dance,and whaT would u concider to much to pay too dance at a club if they charged a fee?

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      7 years ago

      Great post. Thank you for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      Being an exotic dancer is a specialty. It must be a difficult job also. So, save your earnings and try to go back to school because you will not be dancing your whole life. Take heed, young girls!

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      7 years ago

      I have stretch marks too. and they can only be rid of if i get surgery but i don't have the money . could i still dance to make the money to get the surgery.

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      Annon~/ Dancer 2 yrs. 

      8 years ago

      yeah don't get drunk it makes you f^k up in VIP then ur screwed.

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      8 years ago

      Hi there. I can only say :BRAVO.Very the way u forgot to say that a lot of the girls from a club used to be HOOTERS GIRLS. Thats right...until u get smarter. I know I used to be one of safe, be happy, stay away from drugs and save your money...

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      8 years ago

      Oh cool, thanks Sasha! Checked out and got the book. Gonna start reading it tonight :D

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      8 years ago

      I've been dancing for four years, and absolutely love it, this post was amazing, great advice for any new girls interested in the industry. The biggest mistake I see new girls make is sitting and making small talk with customers for hours without even trying to get a dance out of them. As well as number ten...I can't count how many girls I've seen start making great money and turn around and fall into either an ecstasy or coke binge...great writing, thanks!

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      8 years ago

      my baby is one years old and i haven't gotten rid of my stretch marks yet do anyone think i will be a successful dancer please email me at

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      8 years ago from Chicago

      Really awesome HUB. I loved the detailed info you provided. Well balanced and well thought out. I also write most of my hubs on the strip club industry. We need more people like you educating girls about what the reality of strip clubs are! Great Post.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks SO much for all the wonderful information, I just started dancing and haven't made squat, but after reading your page I've realzied I've made a lot of classic mistakes, like making talk about work the main topic and sitting and watching for a long time. The rest of the stuff I can already tell is so true, with the mere five days I've worked. Anyway, thanks so much for this well-written piece, I'm sure I will read it many times over to get it all ingrained. But really, anal bleach? Wow, I never even knew that stuff existed. So ALL girls need it?

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      9 years ago

      I am going to start dancing again and I was interested in doing a little research on it since its been a minute! I love this advice! It's priceless. Thank you!

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      Rainbow Brite 

      9 years ago

      lol I love the fact that you specified hetero females as being trouble! Roflmao! That's great. Dancer-wow, that's just uncalled for I can't believe that people would actually behave like that! That's horrible!

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      9 years ago from Newfoundland

      I always find that heterosexual female customers are trouble. they tend to laugh and mock the dancers, come in to find/fight with their husbands/boyfriends, and are usually the ones that get on the stage in between sets to make the stage rotten with their outdoor shoes. I've even taken punches to the face from female customers that tried to have it out with one of my dancers.

      I seriously dread when a group of female customers come in because I know I'm in for trouble.

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      Another dancer 

      9 years ago

      Hi! I enjoyed this. I myself am a dancer and as it was amusing it also was all true. I have been a dancer for some years and I too have meet the freaky men and all the rest out there. Men can be so funny at times. I had a young guy at one point ask me if they forced us to dance and live on the property like This is really good info for the newbie dancers as well. I need a copy of this for when they show up bright eyed and sensitive asking me what they are supposed to do. As for the women who come to a club with their husband/boyfriend, please go because you respect the art and not because you want to sit and make fun of the girls because you are nowhere near as pretty as the dancers. Us dancers have to ignore a lot of ignorance already. Thanks!

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      9 years ago from Newfoundland

      Rainbow brite, There are few large girls in the industry but the ones that are there make loot because they're a different type of girl that appeal to a specific customer niche.

      Trust me, you don't have to be skinny to have a good stage show and an enthusiastic approach to your customer base.

      And imadork, you just need to rent silence of the lambs.

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      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Thank you. Now I can fulfill my dream of becoming a stripper. I just need to get the dick & balls tuck down on the stripper pole and I'm golden.

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      Rainbow Brite 

      9 years ago

      I always wondered about this industry but never asked. I spent two years working at Sally Beauty Supply and I had the local strippers....dancers...what IS the pc term?....either way, the ladies employed at the local exotic dance clubs would come in on a regular basis, dropping at least $100-$200 at a time, until my boss insulted one of them. After that, they kinda stopped coming in, or if they did, they'd look in to see if I was there, if I was, quickly get what they needed, invite me yet AGAIN to come work with them and leave. They were a faboulous crowd to talk to, I missed them when my bitch...I mean boss...chased them away. I thought about going down there and applying but yeah I'm a lil on the larger side and IDK about all that. Nice to have the intel if I ever do decide to pursue it though! Great reading keep it up!

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      9 years ago from Newfoundland

      Whoa, enthusiastic.

      There is no "ew" when it comes to anal bleach. The "ew" is from the girls that don't use it and have a terrifying crack. ha ha.

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      9 years ago from SAN ANTONIO, TX


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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      I think I just found a new vocation!!!

      Loved it, great advice even if we just dance for private customers -meaning: husband :)

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      9 years ago from Newfoundland

      Yes, surprisingly, Newfoundland does have strip clubs but they're in igloos. Great for the nipples.

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      9 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very interesting Hub. Never thought about these things!

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      Joseph Addams 

      9 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      anal bleach? I'm a Clorox man, myself.

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      Gary Anderson 

      9 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      You talk like this is real. You must have some inside knowledge of this activity. But in Newfoundland? There are strp joints in Newfoundland?

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      9 years ago from NSW. Australia

      Houellebecq Thanks for this informative hub - won't show my ignorance by asking about a few things you have mentioned but boy! even if it is lucrative it sure is rough out there on the dancers - but you give good advice to help them get started properly - cheers

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      As a former manager of a Gentleman's Club, I can say that this is indeed all good advice and the way it "really" is. Thanks.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I may not become an exotic dancer in this lifetime (grin) but these are pretty good advice..esp. number ten. "stay away from drugs."

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      9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Good advice I would say.

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      9 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Hey, a fabulous and humerous hub! I love it. keep em coming!


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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      I can only say Wow. it is interesting to see this industry from the other side of the fence so to speak. Very entertaining and interesting read. Also just a bit scary, reading between the lines as to what you may have had to put up with.

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      9 years ago from Madrid

      Well, if I ever decide a career change is in order and decide to try my luck at exotic dancing, I'll definitely look you up for advice!  Maybe in Facebook! Laugh!

      That was a thoroughly entertaining read, and your insights into the exotic dancing realm are priceless!

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      This hub reminded me of the best horror movie ever - Showgirls! But since that is just a movie, I guess the real deal is even well... more fun - like you've described it.

      Btw, don't believe the toady, he's not from Alaska :D

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      9 years ago from Free and running....

      thank you for this hub, one day I may be brave enough to enter one of these places and I will have a better understanding of what the women are up to.

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      9 years ago from New York

      hey great post - lets not forget the cities where these dance halls are located make hundreds of thousands a year in taxes, liquor licenses, dance licenses, security licenses - you name it - always keep your license up to date. Also want to point out to stay away from guys who keep their hands in their pockets - not because they have cut a hole in their pants for easy access, but as a bouncer, my buddy said he would always find some moron with a blade - good luck on the hub!


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