I’ve been “off” for several months now. Maybe it was the divorce, maybe it was moving across the country (two and a half times) maybe it was the distraction of my summer fling. Whatever it was, I found myself doing lots of OTHER things this summer than stripping. This is not necessarily a bad thing. We all need time off.
I realized on Friday and Saturday night as the Chicago Bears fans descended on The Lodge with their sports tourism travel dollars: whatever I was lacking was BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!!! Shelia got her groove back and Avalon found her SuperStripper FLOW! Read more...(459 words, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
You need more than big boobs, fake eyelashes, and 6 inch stilettos to become a successful stripper. You also need the following skills in order to become a top earning exotic dancer:
1. Communication skills. As you’ll be spending most of your time talking to your clients, exceptional communication skills is something that you cannot do without. You must know how to listen actively to your clients and you must know how to effectively communicate your ideas. Slurring, stuttering, and passing out do not communicate “I am an entertainer you should spend lots of money on and come back to see again.” Read more...(457 words, 1 image, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
Here are five of fall’s most winning and wearable colors with tips on how to incorporate them into your closet (and stage costumes)
1. Purple Orchid
Whether in a cashmere sweater or a chic cocktail dress, purple orchid makes a bold, beautiful look for fall, creating a regal, even mystical quality. Pair it with chocolate truffle for a luxurious evening look or with cream to create a more understated outfit for daytime. Read more...(375 words, 11 images, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
During the Gentlemen’s Club Expo I had the opportunity to go to several Las Vegas Strip Clubs as a customer. I love doing this, Vegas is such a big city that I can usually blend in and not be recognized as The SuperStripper. My experience as a customer, however, left much to be desired. Read more...(500 words, estimated 2:00 mins reading time)
The first academic research project into lap dancing has found that, rather than being uneducated young women who have been coerced into the industry, one in four dancers has a degree and has been attracted by the money.
Dancers took home an average of £232 a shift after paying commission and fees to the club, with most working between two and four shifts a week – giving them annual incomes of between £24,000 and £48,000 a year.
The researchers found no evidence of trafficking in the industry, and concluded that career and economic choices were motivations for dancing rather than drug use or coercion. Read more...(1224 words, estimated 4:54 mins reading time)
When I started dancing years ago, the industry was different from what it is today. Clubs were packed with clients, and there was plenty of money to go around and make everyone happy. These were the days before SARS, before the non-smoking laws were passed. This was the time before the recession, and before massage parlours, rub-and-tucks, and colourful sex ads in the back of NOW Magazine proliferated, luring strip club clients away with a promise of much more for much less. Read more...(605 words, 1 image, estimated 2:25 mins reading time)
Ahouse dancer is typically what you think of when you hear the word “stripper.” House dancers are the bread and butter of the strip club industry: no club could survive without them! House dancers are independent contractors who pay the club a house (sometimes also called stage) fee. People who are not familiar with the industry are sometimes shocked to hear that the dancers have to PAY to work, rather than GET paid to take their clothes off. However, this business arrangement is no different than a hairstylist renting a chair from an upscale salon, or a business owner renting office space. In this case, the house dancer is renting the stage, chairs, and VIP lounge space in order to conduct her performances. She is responsible for collecting her money from the customers and filing the appropriate tax return. Read more...(524 words, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
Should you dance by Savannah or Sarah? Vixen or Vickie? Diamond or Diana?
Your stage name is how you will introduce yourself to your potential customers, so you want to be sure that it helps you build trust and close a sale. Careful name selection can also cut down on the “So what’s your REAL name” pestering that some analytical Greens seem to find amusing.
Are you still able to charge the same hourly VIP rate that you were using in 2007? Do you work at a club that has LOWERED dance and champagne room prices? If so, you could be selling yourself short and missing out on hard-earned profits! The problem is that once you set your price, that’s where it stays until you work up the courage to negotiate a higher rate.
It’s important that you review your rates annually to be sure you’re in line with the industry standard and the value you provide. Read more...(969 words, 1 image, estimated 3:53 mins reading time)
Strippers and alcohol seem to go hand-in-hand many times, like peanut butter and jelly. Many strip clubs serve alcohol, and actually that is one of the main attractions for many strip club customers: naked, or semi-naked exotic dancers and alcohol. The customers will buy themselves a drink, and then later will ask one of the dancers if they, too, would like a drink. Read more...(627 words, 1 image, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)