Getting a job at a stripper isn’t as difficult as one might think. A lot of would be exotic dancers mistakenly believe that applicants must be blonde, busty, and gorgeous. The truth is most adult entertainment venues desperately need a variety of looks, and will gladly invite you to audition.
How to Get Started
The very first item on your job search is to figure out the type of gentlemen‘s club your comfortable working at. There are several types of places; including: topless, nude, and bikini only strip clubs. If this will be your first experience working as a stripper, it’s a good idea to find classy places, with no contact policies. Your best bet is to look on line and make a list of different clubs. Many women believe they need to call the strip club and describe their looks and personality. I would suggest not doing this at all. Managers at strip clubs tend to get very busy, and have heard it all before. Additionally, adult clubs receive a lot of job inquires everyday. The worst thing you can do is call the strip club and ask for the owner about getting a job. It’s unprofessional, and highly annoying. Simply call and ask what time auditions are held, as well as what type clothing is required.
How to Prepare
From the moment you walk through the door to audition as a stripper, you are being watched. Chances are a manager somewhere in the club can see you on camera. Since you only get one first impression, make it your best. You might be absolutely smoking hot, but if you walk in with the wrong attitude your chances are diminished. Traditionally, there will be a hostess working at the front door. Kindly approach her with a smile and let her know your there to audition as a dancer. Don’t give attitude or be rude in anyway. You never know if she is dating a manager or staff member and strip clubs are known to be highly catty. It’s also a good idea to bring your drivers license or I.D., as most clubs have an age requirement. Take it from me, getting a job as a stripper is completely different from usual job hunting methods. They are not interested in your organizational or multi-tasking skills. Managers look at the following traits: looks, body and attitude.
What to Wear
It doesn’t matter if your trying to become a stripper at a lounge, bar or club. I suggest finding a sexy dress at knee length. You want to convey to the manager that you’re classy, beautiful women, worthy of being an exotic dancer. It’s always good to give them a little mystery, before you show them the whole package. My best advice is to wear a pair of 3 to 4 inch heels. Anything higher can cause unbalance, and a possible embarrassing fall on stage. Because most strip clubs are dimly lit, wear a red, light blue or white dress for your stripper audition. Avoid neon colors or dresses which are too tight. Another item you will want to pay attention to is your hair and make up. Since it’s not unusual for strippers to make several thousand dollars a night, it’s important to make an investment in your audition. Take time to get your hair styled, or make over if needed. This includes paying attention to your fingernails. All of this may sound a bit much, however; stripping is a very competitive business. Whatever you do, avoid cussing or talking about your personal business prior to the audition. If you’re hired, there will be plenty of time for gossip and drama.
Most adult club venues will ask you to meet with their house mom, and get changed in the dressing room. A house mom basically watches over strippers at the club, providing food, cosmetics and general help through out the evening. The house mom will ask you to get changed, and head out to the stage to audition. At this point, a manager, usually unknown to you, will be watching you from a distance. Please don’t ask the D.J. to play your favorite song. The club is looking to see how you fit in on a normal rotation, and doesn’t have time to cater to your exclusive needs. Most stripper auditions last one or two songs. Gracefully walk over to the stage and slowly dance. Don’t jump around, or start swinging on the pole. The idea here is to be subtle, sensual and sexy. When instructed by the house mom, slowly and delicately remove your dress.
Make sure to smile, and keep eye contact with the manager, or staff member who is auditioning you. Under no circumstance would I suggest stomping your feet or crawling around on stage. Strippers in the industry who dance this way are considered very un-classy and unprofessional. After you’re finished with the audition, the house mom or manager will usually let you know if you’ve been hired as a stripper at their club. If they tell you they will contact you later, the club is probably not interested. Don’t get discouraged. Take the opportunity to explore the reasons why you were not hired, and make improvements. Just because a single strip club did not hire you, doesn’t mean another one won’t.
In such a tough job market, many women are considering exotic dancing as a way to make extra money. Getting hired as a stripper isn’t so hard if you do your homework.