Dancing Is Hard Work

Exotic dancing may look easy, but most dancers work very hard. As a dancer, you will also probably be expected to work long hours, late into the night. Most dancers will tell you that dancing requires that you be in good shape and have a lot of stamina. In order to stay fit, you will probably need to work out at a gym or engage in some other cross-training fitness activities.

Learn the Art

You've probably seen exotic dancers twirling, gyrating, and seeming to defy gravity on a fireman's pole, and wondered how they perform their tricks. The best way to learn the inverts, hip rolls, and pole dancing that will leave customers panting for more is to watch and practice. Spend some time in dance clubs checking out the competition, buy an instructional video, and consider getting a pole for your living room on which you can practice at home.

Dancing Abroad

As you may have noticed from perusing the listings on the SexyJobs.com Network, there is a lot of opportunity to travel all over the world and strut your stuff. Many clubs in other countries will even cover your roundtrip airfare and provide housing free of charge. If you intend to dance in a different country than where you live, you will definitely need an up to date passport. You might also need a work visa, depending upon the requirements of the host country. The club can probably help you obtain the proper documents. Before agreeing to travel to another country to dance, you may want to get a list of references from the club, as well as contact information for previous dancers.

Safety Tips for Dancers

Every job carries risks. There are some unique risks for dancers, though, that you can take some common-sense steps to mitigate. For example, don't give out your telephone number or personal information to customers. Don't walk home alone late at night after your shift or accept rides home from customers. Stay away from drinking and drugs while on the job. Also, a legitimate club owner would never attempt to coerce you into any illegal activity, whether on or off the job. If you feel you are being pressured to engage in illegal activity or something that makes you uncomfortable, it is time to move on to another job.