An exotic male dancer is an entertainer. He does his job as a go-go boy, male stripper, pole dancer, male review team member, or nude male dancer to provide entertainment to the customer. If an exotic male dancer is there for any other reason, he will never be a success. If he's there to stroke his ego, he won't last. If he's there to get laid, he won't last. If he's there solely for the money, he won't last. If his main focus for being an exotic male dancer is anything other than to entertain the customer, he won't last. I've been in this business for 15 years. I know from experience that this is a truth.
It doesn't matter how hot a male dancer looks from a distance, if he stinks or his breath can peel the paint off the wall, he will not be a success. Customers like to get close and interact with a male dancer. His body odor can provide an invisible force field that will keep the customers from getting very close, and If they don't get close, then they won't be tipping. If he can singe their eyebrows with his dragon breath, they will stay far away. And if they are far away, they will not be tipping. And if they are not tipping, the male dancer will soon quit because it just isn't worth it without making good money. (For more suggestions on the topic of grooming, click here and read this blog containing grooming suggestions for male dancers.)
Above: Piranha Nightclub ~ Las Vegas, NV
Everyone loves a physically built and good looking male dancer. And at first, they may be popular. But if they come in pushing attitude, then it won't be long until they are walking out the door, and asked not to return. You see, the reality is that there are many, many good looking guys around and with a little encouragement, many of them would enjoy becoming a male dancer. So, anyone and everyone is replaceable. And those with negative attitudes are the first to be replaced.
Above: Gio fromPiranha Nightclub ~ Las Vegas, NV. Gio is a Males In Motion favorite. He was selected as our Monthly Obsession for February 2018. Click here to see why.
Mean what you say and say what you mean. If a male dancer agrees to work a specific gig, then he should do everything in his power to fulfill the commitment he has made. We all know that emergencies and the unexpected do come up from time to time. When they do, the professional will call and inform their employer of the situation as soon as possible. There is no room on the stage for those who gain a reputation as a "no show". If it becomes a habit, the calls for gigs will stop coming.
Above: >Oasis Bar ~ Sarasota, FL
I'll admit that this is one of my pet peeves. I am most often the visitor from out-of-town who walks into the club, sometimes for the first time. I have watched as male dancers will stay close to the regulars and often ignore new faces. I have written blogs before about keeping my tip money for the night in my pocket after being ignored. The dancers at the next club were happy about it because they received it. If a male dancer desires to be successful, he will try to be the first one to greet a new customer who walks into the door. Make the best first impression and you'll be on the list of who the visitor from out-of-town is wanting to tip. This visitor could be the one who has a pocket full of cash that he is ready to drop on entertainment. They may be the guy or girl who just moved to the area and will become a regular at the club. Making customers feel welcome whether they are visitors or regulars helps to make the club successful. If the customers return, there will be more tipping opportunities for the dancers. The pic above from Oasis Bar in Sarasota, FL may not be the correct welcoming strategy for everyone but it definitely would work for me!
Above: Jay dances at Club Cobra.
In most situations involving go-go boys, pole dancers, male strippers, and male reviews, men's underwear is going to play a large part in the costuming for male dancers. It is important to wear of course clean underwear. It is also important to wear underwear that fits well. Baggy is never in. Make sure your underwear is a fun color. I once saw a dancer wearing a flesh colored pair of underwear. It was just weird. From a distance it looked like he was nude and didn't have any genitals. Like I said, it was just weird. Make sure your underwear is not worn out. After it's been washed a few times the colors will fade and the fit will loosen. Replace it when this happens. Select underwear that accentuates your assets. If you're blessed up front, accentuate it. If you're blessed in the back, accentuate. If your blessed in both areas... call me. (For 5 Tips on selecting the right underwear, Click here and read the blog I wrote a few weeks ago.)
Above: Spunk Party is at Monster Bar on Thursdays and Pieces on Sundays - NYC.
Always say thank you for tips large or small. They are handing over their hard earned cash to you. By saying thank you, you are acknowledging that they have contributed to your well-being, and you are giving them some attention which is always welcomed. Put a smile on their face. They will remember you the next time.
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Thanks for reading this blog and following the bouncing balls. If a dancer will use these tips in their performances, they will work toward becoming a success in the industry. If you are a male dancer and you've decided to make some changes to improve your success, please let me know about it. Tell me about it in the comment section below. Or, send me a message through the Males In Motion website by clicking here. Until next time to the customers and fans I say, don't forget to tip the boys!
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