So you want to become a dancer, typically called a stripper. You’ll quickly find that most clubs refer to their girls as entertainers, exotic dancers, or just dancer. I personally have not worked in a club where management has called me a stripper. So let’s go through the first steps of entering the sex industry. Yes, that’s right the SEX INDUSTRY. Sounds kind of scary when wording it like that, however, it is best you become as knowledgeable about the industry as you can be so that you are comfortable.
Selecting the Club
Your first step is to do research on the clubs that you would like to work in. Select 3 for starters, and rank them 1 through 3. Visit them during Monday – Thursday which is usually going to be a clubs slower days, and then come back on Friday – Sunday to see them at their busiest moments. Look for how clean the chairs are, where the VIP rooms are, the smoking decks, etc. These will indicate how ‘clean’ the club is typically kept.
Look at reviews online from Facebook, and Google. Be mindful when looking at reviews though, angry customers usually exaggerate the truth a bit. However, it is a huge plus if you see the club has commented back to an individual.
So you’ve selected your club that you’d like to audition for. To obtain an audition you’re going to want to call ahead and see what times they usually audition girls. Clubs are always hiring, if you walk in and they say they aren’t hiring any girls right now, it is their polite way of saying you aren’t the look they are looking for. Rejection will happen, and it is ok. We will cover that later.
So you’ve called and they said to come in between 8 – 10 Monday – Thursday for an audition. At that point, you’ll want to have an audition bag ready to go in your car. So here is where some “laws” come into play. Each state has a different requirement for how many articles of clothing you wear, or how thick your thong has to be. You’ll have to research that before you buy your clothing. Dancer clothing is not cheap. In my area, a typical dancer thong is 12.00 + tax.
My audition bag usually consists of 2 thongs, one black, one red. A red and black bra, and one piece outfit. 1 pair of stockings, 1 garter belt, 1 pair of heels (color depends on what I am more likely to wear per audition) Deodorant, vaginal spray (Spray on the outside of your thong, not on yourself directly) Perfume, emergency bag of feminine products, and a light make up bag (eyeliner, lash glue, lipstick)
For my first audition I wore a bra I felt most confident in, and a thong that had a see-through skirt attached to it, and some pumps I found at Plato’s Closet for $10. (they were black, closed toes, and 6-7 inches tall, they totally looked like dancer shoes) and I carried it all in a bag I already had. My startup bag was a total of $40. However, after the first weekend, I worked, I upgraded to a full start-up of a $300 bag, that I still use. I’ve been dancing for over a year, so money well spent. I may add that all of this is tax deductible, we will get into taxes in another post, but SAVE RECEIPTS for sure!
So it is now it’s go time! Audition bag is ready, you know what times to come in to audition, now let’s talk about what your audition will consist of.
I’ll tell you about my first two auditions :
The first one ( I didn’t get the job): I walked in and asked about Auditioning, was told to go get dress/ready. I went and got dressed and came back to the manager where I was taken to the office and was told I was too fat. (mind you I am 5’4 and weigh 125 lbs, I am not fat, I just didn’t fit into his ideal women look or whatever the case may be)
I got dressed, walked right out of the club…cried in my car…sucked it up and said F*** that guy, and drove to my next choice of club. Since it was already pretty late at night, I wasn’t able to audition that night, but I was interviewed by one of the managers and was told to come back at 3 pm the next day, which was a Friday.
Second time: I arrived a little early, got dressed, chose 2 songs for my audition. The first song, clothes stayed one, second song top comes off. (this is very typical practice where ever you dance in my area) I walked around the pole, lost. But some guy came and tipped me. I walked off stage at the end of my stage set and was approached by both managers and told the man who tipped me never tipped usually, and that I was hired.
READ EVERY PAGE OF YOUR CONTRACT!! In most cases, you will be an INDEPENDENT contractor. Some very few clubs consider their girls’ employees. You’ll need review what the club expects of you, and what you should expect of them. As well as if there is a model release form. You do not have to sign the model release form. If you choose to do so, you are giving them the right to use your picture while you are in the club as their own. That means they have legal rights to use that photo for their personal use (twitter, facebook, and social media posting and advertisement) If you are trying to keep this secret from your family, this should be a no go.
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