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learn to be a Stripper - the first night

Posted by minx admin on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Become a Stripper - The first Night 

Exotic Dancer's First Day

Minx Bar, Sydney CBD’s premium gentleman’s club welcomes back our very successful exotic dancer Dominique, to discuss the nerves and the processes involved in what it’s like to be a stripper for the very first time. Stripping and exotic dancing in a Gentlemen's club is not about pole dancing but being sexy and understanding that it is work and it's a job that you can provide excellent money. Hopefully new Dancers to the industry can learn through some insights from this interview with Dominique, one of the best earning dancers at Minx. 

Minx: 

Dominique, thanks so much for chatting to us again. As we begin to approach the busy end of the year, the club begins to recruit the best sexy women to add to our roster. And more often than not, many of our new recruits are completely green to exotic dancing. What would be your advice for girls new to the adult entertainment industry? 

Dominique: 

Thanks for having me back. I have plenty of advice for new strippers! Making the decision to be an exotic dancer can be a very tough one, and in my opinion you’re either suited to stripping or you’re not. If you want to be a high earner in this game, you need to be a natural people person and come in to your first shift open-minded. 

Minx: 

What exactly do you mean by ‘open-minded’? 

Dominique: (laughs) 

I knew you would ask that, and it’s not what you would think. Working in a strip club, you have to be really open to all the different types of people that could walk in the door. The highest, most consistent earners will strike a conversation with everybody whether they look like they will spend or not. Even if they don’t purchase a show with you, they might request you next time they are in or recommend you to one of their friends. And that’s how you develop a good business. 

Minx: 

Thanks Dominique, that’s fantastic advice. Keeping a good attitude in mind, what can new strippers expect when they come in for their first shift at Minx?

Dominique: 

New dancers can always expect a really positive and supportive environment from the managers, waitresses, and other more experienced strippers. Once you walk through the Minx doors, you can expect to be greeted by one of our fantastic dance managers. They will take you through some minor paperwork, and give you a detailed tour of the club and introduction to how the club works and how you will make your money from private shows and the podium.

Minx: 

So once the induction is over, what happens next?

Dominique: 

After the induction, it’s really up to you what you can do next. I see many new dancers hang back and watch the other exotic entertainers on stage and talking to customers for hours, before they get the courage to talk to someone. 

Minx: 

And do you think that’s the best approach?

Dominique: 

Personally, I don’t think so. In my opinion, you’ve already made the crazy decision to be a stripper- take the plunge and get into it straight away! Sit next to a customer who is free, or make a friend with a dancer who is more experienced and they will always help you out. I always try to help out new exotic entertainers when they start out- firstly because I feel like I am paying it forward for the experienced girls that helped me on my first day as a stripper. And secondly, because my regular customers always appreciate some fresh talent, that way we both make some money!

Minx: 

So say a new dancer does decide to take the plunge and gets a private show- what happens after that?

Dominique: 

Well I say congratulations- you’ve made it as an exotic entertainer! After that, the world- or should I say ‘strip club’ is your oyster, just roll with it! Keep talking to customers, keep making friends with other dancers, keep a high level of professionalism with the managers, and you will be a high earner in no time!

Minx: 

Dominique, thanks very much for providing what I’m sure is invaluable information for all the beautiful women thinking about becoming an exotic entertainer. Any last words?

Dominique: 

Like I mentioned before, open-mindedness really is the key. You can earn your money from all sorts of places and all kinds of customers, so don’t limit yourself to who or what you think will get you some serious cash. Good luck girls!



Private show, stripper secrets part 2 of 3

Posted by minx admin on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Interview with a Stripper


The Private Show Part II of III

Minx: Thanks so much for coming back Dominique. So picking up where we left off, in Part I you introduced us to ‘private show fundamentals’, where you talked about what budding new dancers should expect when they walk into a private room with a new customer. So what next- how do you keep the customer interested throughout the duration of the show? 

Dominique: Like it is when you first sit a customer down, you really have to decide what they might want from you. For example, many of my regulars are happy to sit and chat for hours while I have my clothes on. And in contrast, I do have some regulars that want to see me dance the whole time! But in general, I do a bit of both. A typical hour show involves small intervals of talking and dancing, and even talking and dancing at the same time. I’ve found that customers love when shows are unpredictable. One of my no-fail tricks in surprising a customer while we are talking in a private show is to gasp mid-sentence, excuse myself profusely for getting carried away with the conversation, and continue dancing. This way the customer thinks his conversation was so interesting he’s made you forget how to do your job, which is the ultimate form of flattery and almost guarantees an extension because he is dying to continue the conversation!

Minx: Wow, you do have plenty of good tricks up your sleeve! But being a good stripper seems to involve good conversational skills. Is this true?

Dominique: It’s not the only thing that gets you shows, but it does help. One of the many perks of having such a social job is that you learn so much from the conversations that you have with customers. I’ve learnt so many things about the legal system, science, philosophy, business, sports, even the sex industry!  But you have to be careful that you never really ask about a customer’s personal life, unless of course they want to divulge that information with you. 

Minx: And why is that? 

Dominique: Well think about it. Many customers have families and important businesses that they might want to keep on the down-low when they walk into a strip club. Just like new dancers choose to have a stage name to differentiate themselves from who they are during the day, some customers like to escape reality a little and distance themselves from what they do in the real world. 

Minx: That’s fair enough. So you’ve breezed through the easy customers. But obviously you get some customers who don’t always follow the rules?

Dominique: Definitely. Especially on busier nights like Thursday and Friday, while you still get your regulars you also get lots of the public coming through. 

Minx: I would imagine the Thursday and Friday crowd would be quite rowdy. Is this the case?

Dominique: Honestly, in all my years working at Minx I have never come across a situation that either management or security can’t handle. As Minx is the most exclusive gentleman’s club in Sydney, the security at the front door is always right on top of screening customers in case they might want to cause trouble. Additionally, the beautiful managers running the floor are great at spotting and amending problems either when or before they happen. 

Minx: So it sounds all well and good on the floor. But what about dealing with a potential troublemaker in a private show?  

Dominique: I really think it’s about how you handle them. Many new strippers fall into the trap of letting the customers decide for themselves what they can and can’t do, but you need to draw a distinct line about the rules. In group shows especially, hands can go all over the place! As Minx is a non-touching club, being caught allowing customers to touch you can get you into a lot of trouble. If a customer ever decides to get a little ‘grabby’, I calmly hold his hands and place them by his sides. If they continue to touch, then I make him sit on his hands. Another version that works a treat is to tie his wrists up behind his back with my bra! Also, I like to let them know that the more they behave, the more they see. That puts them in their place quite quickly! 

Minx: That’s fantastic advice for new dancers. So far you have explained in detail about what new exotic entertainers might expect when they do private shows. Is there anything else to learn?
Dominique: Absolutely! As a dancer you have to be prepared for anything and everything! Next week I was really hoping to go into group show dynamics, and working well with other dancers in a private show, which is such an important part of doing well and earning big money at Minx.

Minx: And why is that?

Dominique: (winks) Well I guess you’ll have to tune in next time and see…



Private show, stripper secrets part 1 of 3

Posted by minx admin on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Interview with a Stripper


The Private Show Part I of III


Minx: Dominique, since you have been such a big hit on our blog, we wanted to further probe you in helping new dancers gain some insight into the life of an exotic entertainer. You have mentioned already the importance of preparing for the podium, but what about the private show? Why is it so important?

Dominique: Every dancer needs to understand that the private show is always going to be their primary source of income. No matter which strip club you work in, and no matter how the system is set up, making customers get up and purchase a show is what effectively pays you. Although tips are great, from my experience I have seen many a stripper make the mistake of neglecting to sell private shows, and ask for tips from various customers on the floor instead. 

Minx: So what are the consequences of this?

Dominique: What happens is that they become too reliant on the tips, and either lose the knack or motivation to sell a private show when there are limited tips available. As Minx is the most exclusive gentleman’s club in Sydney, we have many regulars who don’t like being pushed into tipping girls when they know they can get much more for their money in a private room. Also, dancers who rely on tips often isolate themselves from the other entertainers which makes it difficult for them to get into group shows. As many of the high rollers at Minx like to bring their clients in and spend the night away, these group shows tend to make up a lot of your earnings over and above what you’d get from cash tips. 

Minx: That’s great insight. And forgive me for being so naïve, but what actually happens once you get customers into a private room?

Dominique: (Laughs) Plenty of things! As much as you are selling yourself on the floor and on podium, once the customer has purchased a show the sale isn’t done yet. They can always extend! Once I have escorted my customer into our private room, I always make sure they are seated and comfortable, and make some light conversation to keep the mood if they are a little nervous. 

Minx: And from there? How do you know what different customers want?

Dominique: It really just depends on who you get. But generally I assume that all the clients I get want nudity, even if they don’t want to admit it. After all it is what they paid for! When training new exotic entertainers, I always reinforce the importance of starting off with a slow and sensual strip tease. For two main reasons- firstly, so you can gauge how your customer is feeling and determine what they want out of your show. Secondly, so you don’t tire out too quickly. I have seen many new dancers come out of a 30 minute show exhausted because they have come in with all guns blazing! Also, you have to keep in mind that your customer might extend. I once booked 30 minutes with one customer who ended up extending for four extra hours! 

Minx: Wow. There are so many more questions for me to ask but it seems you have to go on podium soon. Are you able to enlighten us another time?

Dominique: Of course! There are so many aspects to a private show we would be here all week if I went through it all at once. Besides, topics like performing in group shows and dealing with different types of customers need to be explained in detail. See you soon! 


Stripper interview (part 2)

Posted by minx admin on Monday, February 17, 2014

Stripper Interview (part 2)


An interview with Dominique 



Learning to become a stripper and understanding that the skills needed to seduce can come naturally in part, but having some hints delivered from a successful Minx Dancer will help ensure that you get the most out of being an exotic entertainer. Minx the best strip club in Sydney, continues with part two of our interview with one of our most successful dancers who to protect the innocent we have called “Dominique”.

Minx: So Dominique last time we spoke we finished off with discussing promoting of other dancers to a patron when he has not chosen you. I don’t imagine this happens often to you and it leads me to ask, beautiful as you are, what are your tips on being noticed over the other dancers?

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Dominique: You know one of the simplest tricks is the old “learn to walk with a book on your head”. Its true models have been doing this for decades and the key of practicing this is that you need to keep your chin up and shoulders back. This in turn allows you to strut your stuff with confidence. It is confidence that the patron first recognizes and it grabs his attention and well, once you have caught their attention half the battle is over.


Minx: what else do you do to catch their attention?


Dominique: good grooming is essential which naturally includes hair, nails, makeup and scent (including sweet smelling breath). There is no prerequisite on style here …. In fact I have known girls that go for an off beat style such as Harajuki or punk, and pull it off because of their confidence and attention to grooming. I believe that if you are going to do something then make sure you do it well. Though there is a risk in these off beat styles having limited appeal to patrons, if you are the only one working it, you can do alright. Irrespective of your style remember good deportment also means minding your P&Q's. So by all means talk provocatively in low voice but avoid swearing, as gutter talk is bogan and trash talking other dancers or patrons is a turnoff to well heeled gentlemen. 


Minx: So costume is a part of your styling?


Dominique: Costume not so much , I mean costumes are fun on themed or fantasy nights  or part of a feature show, but that is where you should leave it otherwise you will be branded as the cowgirl or police chick and this quickly becomes stale. No your outfit should be styled in a revealing way so as to illuminate your assets whether it is a great bust line, hot arse or great legs. We all have something to show and make sure they see it or at least get a glimpse of what can be. It is all about styling not costume.


Minx: can you explain what you mean by “A glimpse of what can be”

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Dominique: Sure, this is an important part of securing the private show. As by now you have walked into the club lounge with your shoulders back, chin up, exuding confidence with your polished grooming and immaculate styling. You have caught the eye of a patron admiring you. Then either before you go over to him or shortly after introducing yourself, you inadvertently adjust your outfit in such a way as to reveal more than he expected. Thus showing him “a glimpse of what could be” if he was to take you into a private show. Flirt with what you've got in such a way and from a distance to be something he can’t have, or at least not until he books the show. After all a private show is where all the real fun happens 


Minx: That is great advice and I am sure new dancers to stripping will certainly benefit from. Thank you so much for being up front and candid in this interview we really appreciate it.


Dominique: you know it is my pleasure as when I first started at Minx the other dancers were so helpful to me, they guided me through many nervous nights and assisted me in getting the most out of exotic dancing. Even today I am thrilled to be part of the Minx team as everyone from management to other dancers are so supportive and it is rare to see any bitchy behavior. So I am more than happy to give the girls some hints to my success and hope that they too can be successful and happy at Minx, the best strip club in Sydney.

          

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