You love to dance, you love to entertain, and you love showing off your body. It’s a perfect career for you. Not so fast… How to become an exotic dancer? Being an exotic dancer isn’t as easy as it might seem. If you have the courage and drive, becoming an exotic dancer is well within your reach.
WHAT IS AN EXOTIC DANCER?
An exotic dancer is a woman who performs a dance in which she removes her clothing. The dancer may either remain clothed throughout the performance, removing the clothing while others are still clothed, or she may begin the dance fully nude. Exotic dancers can work in various establishments, including nightclubs, bars, casinos, hotels, and cruise ships.
Also known as “strippers,” exotic dancers can be either amateur or professional, and they are often hired as entertainment at bachelor parties and other private events. Exotic dancing can be either “topless,” meaning that the dancer will remove her shirt but keep her bottom fully clothed during the dance, or “full nudity,” meaning that the dancer will remove her entire outfit during the dance.
Dancers who choose to disrobe fully are often called “house dancers,” as they work exclusively for one club or establishment. Dancers who keep at least their shirt on are sometimes referred to as “bar dancers,” as they often work for a bar or club that has an attached strip club serving as a secondary source of income.
HOW TO BECOME AN EXOTIC DANCER? ALL YOU NEED TO LEARN
You’ll need to take a few steps to become an exotic dancer. First, you’ll have to choose a strip club or club where you’d like to perform. You’ll want to call ahead and ask about the club’s requirements for hiring dancers. Further, you’ll want to ensure that the club where you want to work accepts unannounced auditions.
If you can’t get in touch with anyone at the club, you’ll want to look for advertisements in the newspaper or online. You may find an ad that lists the club’s location and the manager’s name and number. If you can’t find a listing in the paper, try searching online. You may be able to find a club’s website or an advertisement on sites like Craigslist and Backpage.
The Requirements To Become An Exotic Dancer
Exotic dancers must meet a variety of requirements to succeed in the field. All dancers must be at least 18 years old and have identification proving their age. Most clubs require exotic dancers to be at least 21 years old.
Dancers must have a valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license, state-issued identification card, or passport. Each club has different requirements and may also ask for other forms of identification. You should call ahead to see what documentation is required at the club where you want to perform.
The Negatives Of Being An Exotic Dancer
Exotic dancers work long hours, often on weekends. Most dancers work five or six days a week. Many dancers work six or seven nights a week. The hours are long, the pay is often low, and there is little job security.
You may find yourself getting little sleep, working odd hours, and making little money. Exotic dancers may also face health risks, such as sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
If you are working in a strip club, you may also experience negative repercussions outside of work. You may receive unwanted attention from both customers and non-customers alike. You may also face harassment and discrimination from your local community.