If they say they are in college, they probably are. However, I am against the notion that to be a dancer you must legitimise it some how by preparing for something “worth while” . Work is work. Some women are career dancers. They are smart with their money, make investments, and retire at age 45…why not? (yes 45, If you see a woman who looks 45 is is probably because she is actually 60! LOL)
extra benefits… this depends on the culture of the estabishment. I mind my own business so I can’t say for sure, but the culture of where I work is BEHAVE because if you don’t, everyone will hate you for cutting into their money. Every now and then the dressing room will erupt over whats-her-face doing this that and the other thing.
I don’t appeal to everyone because I wear “consevative” dresses and not every guy goes for the blunt bangs thing. I’m not comfortable being super flirty and basically have a take it or leave it attitude. I make less than some of the more 'strippery" ones but as least I can say with honesty that I enjoy what I do. One of my most profitable shifts was when a guy paid me $1000 to do 3 shots… he paid it because I had never had a drink in my entire life! This was 2 years ago. The guy is now my legitimate friend… he is a programmer who trades oil futures so he has taught me much of what I know about trading and now programming…ANYWAY, I make 40% from men who genuinely find me intriguing, 14% stage income… and 45% from horney guys who just want private dances… and 1% in 20s I just find laying on the ground
“mickela” 2) started full… just topless now… couldn’t go back to the former 3) bingo!.. why would a guy spend money on “just a dance” when cupcake over there is lose with the extras? We hate that girl! On the other thread, BS mentioned the darker side of the industry. It would be dishonest of me to say it does not exist. I am somewhat unusual in that dancing was always a choice. I have also had the luxury of being able to care myself in mind and body. Unfortunately there are some who are not comfortable with it and do it out of necessity. They often feel more desperate and are more likely to behave poorly since they already checked integrity at the door out of necessity. They also have self destructive habits and various problems. Thats the ugly side… and I forget about it often because the ladies I associate with are more like me.
I’m curious about the pressures to get surgical enhancements. How common are they, how strong are they, how many women in that industry do it, and does it make a real difference in earning power (assuming they are roughly normal sized going in).