OK, dancers, friends of dancers, people in the business. I have a question - how much money can a dancer expect to make? Do they pay a percentage of their tips to the club? Or a fee for dancing there? Or do they get a wage on TOP of their tips?
Some quick math guesstimates - say, $20 a dance, plus tips averaging $5? Maybe 4 dances per hour, so $100 an hour, for 8 hours, is $800 a day, $1600 a weekend? I think some dancers only work weekends, or a few days a week, and I’m sure that the weekdays are a lot slower. But it seems like a lot of them must be making $2-3000 a week, or more, doesn’t it? Obviously there is a scale - the Vegas porn star dancer makes a lot more than the 39-year old in Great Falls, MT. Also, this doesn’t take into account tips from stage dancing, VIP room sessions, etc. Anybody confirm/deny? Are strippers making six figures a year?
Sorry for the hijack, but I’ve always wondered.
On topic: I’ve been to quite a few strip clubs. The bad ones are terrible, and the good ones are very very good. But the customer/dancer relationship is always very clear to me - I’m the mark, and the girls are the ones who are in charge. I must say, they are often very good actresses, too - I know I’ve paid for the false gratification they’re giving me, but it works, and I feel good after they’ve writhed all over me and pretended to enjoy it.