Future Strippers: What to Expect During Amateur Night

Sexy Stripper: This could be you!If you’re interested in becoming a stripper but want to do a test run before diving into the business, trying your luck at your local club’s amateur night is a great way to do so.

Amateur nights are usually well publicized by the strip clubs that put them on. As you would probably expect, they aren’t publicized in major news papers but rather, in local or stripper publications. Search on-line for “stripper amateur night in (insert city name here)” and you should get a few listings. If not, call strip clubs in your area and ask them if they have an amateur night coming up.

The best thing about amateur night is that you can experiment with stripping without any commitment. The next best thing is that you can win some cash! Woo Hoo!!

Here are a few things to expect during amateur night:

(1) Plan on staying a few hours longer than what they advertise the event to be. So if they advertise that it is from 10pm to midnight, plan on being there by 8:30pm and staying until 1am.

(2) Most likely, the judges will make first and second place a tie, so they can build anticipation and have a ‘dance off’ for first place.

(3) A lot of times, the judges are just guys they pick out of the bar and as such they aren’t the most objective. Don’t take it personally if they don’t choose you or they score you unfairly. You may also have veteran strippers, managers, bouncers, etc. be part of the judging panel.

(4) It’s a good idea to bring two outfits in case you decide one of them doesn’t appeal to you once you get there. Also, if you are in the tie breaker, you’ll have the option of changing outfits if you want, but it’s not necessary :)

(5) If you’re going to use stripper platforms, practice with them at home (and from reading my eBook, you already know about the non-slip stickies to add to the bottom of your shoe if you need to).

(6) If you get nervous, it’s okay to have a drink, but limit it to one so you’ll still be in total control of what you’re doing.

(7) You may not get to pick your songs, but have two in mind just in case.

(8) SMILE, let your personality show through, have fun, and you’ll do great! :)

Feel free to post your amateur night experience in the comment section below! (Advertisements and URLs are not allowed and will be deleted)

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Stripper Shoe of the Month

Two very cool shoes to check out this month are the 7″ Heel Sandal With Zipper Strapping and the 7.5″ Dice Heel Sandal W/ Dice & Poker Chips In Platform, both manufactured by Ellie Shoes.

The Zipper Strapping platform is very sexy and has a unique look to it. The Vegas style Dice/ Poker Chip platform is one of my favorites. Even if you don’t dance in Vegas, you’re sure to get lots of comments on this shoe. Whisper ‘do you want to gamble?’ into a customer’s ear and I’m sure you’ll peak his curiosity.

State High Court weighs strip club ‘pole tax’

By Craig Kapitan – Express-News
The state Supreme Court made a rare group appearance in San Antonio on Thursday to determine the fate of Texas’ embattled “pole tax” on strip club patrons.

The justices heard oral arguments at St. Mary’s University School of Law for the 2007 legislation, which instituted a $5 fee for each person at a nude dancing establishment where alcohol is served.

But so far, a state district judge in Austin and the 3rd Court of Appeals have agreed with the Texas Entertainment Association — a lobbyist group for the strip clubs — that the tax is unconstitutional.

“A tax imposed on a small group of First Amendment speakers, particularly a group conveying a message that the taxing body might consider undesirable, carries a greater risk of suppressing speech than a zoning ordinance because the power to tax involves the power to destroy,” 3rd Court Justice Diane Henson ruled in June.

The state Attorney General’s Office and comptroller have disagreed. More than $16 million in already-collected fees are in limbo until the matter is decided. The Supreme Court gave no indication of when it will issue a final decision, but it could be months.

The Supreme Court travels to law schools to hear cases in front of students about twice a year, Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson told the crowded auditorium as the judges took seats at a mahogany bench beneath a university seal. Jefferson, a native of San Antonio, described Thursday’s appearance as a homecoming of sorts for himself and for Justice Paul Green, a 1977 graduate of the law school.

It was the first time the panel has held court at St. Mary’s since 2000.

The state has the right to ban nude dancing outright, as well as alcohol, Texas Solicitor General James Ho told the panel during his remarks. So it makes sense that Texas should be allowed to impose lesser restrictions in the form of a fee, he argued.

“It is undisputed … this fee is substantially discouraging businesses from combining live nude dancing with alcohol consumption,” he said, comparing the fee to a traffic ticket issued to discourage speeding.

He described alcohol and nude dancing as a “combustible combination.” Dancers still have the same freedom of speech as always, as long as the dancing takes place in an establishment where alcohol isn’t served, Ho said.

Austin-based attorney Craig Enoch, who represents the strip clubs, pointed out that courts long have held nude dancing to be a form of expression protected by the First Amendment.

If the state really believed that nude dancing and alcohol spur crime, lawmakers could have attempted to ban them outright, he argued. But allowing the practice to continue with a fee is hypocritical, he said.

The practice, he said, is less like issuing traffic tickets than like allowing people to yell “fire” in a crowded theater — for a fee.

“It is a fundamental difference between prohibiting yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater and paying a tax for the privilege,” he said.

Justices did not state their individual opinions on the issue, but some questions to the attorneys did provide hints about the direction in which some might be leaning.

Justice David Medina asked how a $5 fee could put someone’s First Amendment rights in jeopardy.

“I could see if it was $100, but it’s only $5,” he said.

The tax would add up to roughly $500,000 per year per taxed establishment, Enoch responded.

The fight over such legislation is not likely to end once the court’s decision is handed down, said state Rep. Ellen Cohen, D-Houston, who authored the bill and attended Thursday’s session with members of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and San Antonio’s Rape Crisis Center.

“If the court rules against us, there will be a blueprint that tells us what we need to do” with the next bill, said Victoria Camp, deputy director of the advocacy group. “I imagine that there will be work to be done either way.”

Being a Stripper and a Mom?

Stripper Mom OnesieHello moms who are strippers or want to be Strippers,

I was asked a very good question about being a mom and a Stripper by Seduction, a blog reader of mine, and thought I’d share my answer with you.

“Hi Seduction,

Thank you for your question. All of the advice I give in “How To Be A Stripper: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask” applies to Strippers who are mothers too, so when you read it, keep that in mind. However, the topic of whether or not to tell your kids what you do is a decision that each dancer will have to make on her own. Depending on how old your kids are and whether or not you want them to know about your Stripper job will require you to plan ahead for questions. If you want to keep your Stripper job a secret from your kids and they ask you where you work, I would suggest telling them you work in a bar. This eliminates any possibility that they can visit you at work. You can tell them they aren’t old enough to go into a bar.

However, it’s perfectly reasonable and acceptable to tell your kids the truth about your job, but of course do this when they’re old enough to understand what you’re doing and why.”

I found this cute little onesie on CafePress.com :)

Stripper Shoe of the Month – June 2011

Stripper Ballet ShoesOkay, so June’s Stripper Shoe is kind of ugly, but hey, it will get you lots of attention at the club, and the more attention you get, the more likely you’ll be to sell some private dances.

These shoes remind me of my ballet days many many years ago. Although point shoes were hard to get used to, they have a nice sex appeal to them.

Type this into Google for a variety of places that sell this shoe: “BALLET-08  7 1/2” Heel Shoes”

These shoes are a little more pricey than the others I’ve posted, and may only appeal to a few of you, but thought I’d throw it out there in case it sparks someone’s interest.

Stripper Shoe of the Month – Mar/Apr/May

Hi everyone!

As some of you may have already read on a previous post, I’m planning my wedding and have been mia from the blog for a few months. I apologize to anyone who’s been on the look out for new and exciting stripper shoes in the Stripper Shoe of the Month section. The wedding is in 10 days, and I think I’m finally caught up! Yay, I can blog now!!! :)

So this post is a triple hitter and as usual features stripper shoes I think you should check out. And as you know, I don’t publish or promote shopping sites, so you’ll have to do your own comparison shopping by using the shoe’s name in your online search.

For March, check out this 7″ Platform with Blue Lights. It’s manufactured by ‘Karo’s Shoes’and comes in sizes 5-12. Model number: KS:0032-BlueLight.

For April, check out this Glass Platform with Money. It comes in 7″ heel/3″ platform or 8″ heel/ 4″ platform. I’d go with the 8″ heel for a more dramatic look ;) This shoe is manufactured by Tabu Footwear and comes in sizes 5-14 (who wears a size 14?!?? –good for drag queens, I guess?) Model number for this bad boy is TS:GLASS-W-MONEY.

Last but not least, May’s shoe is a little more on the dominatrix side. It’s a 6″1/2 heel with lace up, buckles, and a side zipper. Just in case you’re wondering, the zipper is the only thing you’ll use to put your shoe on –the lace up and buckles are just for show. This shoe (boot) is manufactured by Pleasure USA and comes in sizes 6-12. Model number: ADORE-2043

Stay tuned for June’s Stripper Shoe of the Month!

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Shy Shy Shy ;)

Wow, I’ve surely been slacking off in the blog department haven’t I? I’m sorry fellow followers, I didn’t mean to neglect you! The eBook has been flying off the virtual shelf and I’ve been working on a few side projects… and planning my wedding!!! :)

I promise to write more articles soon and catch up on March, April, and May’s stripper shoe of the month.



Stripper’s Shoe Chips Strip Club Patron’s Teeth

Article by: David Lohr

Stripper Kicks Off ShoesAn Indiana man is suing a strip club, claiming he was injured by a heavy-heeled shoe that came off an exotic dancer’s foot when she was performing a “high-kick maneuver,” his attorney said today.

“As bizarre as it is, the strip club had a duty to protect its customers and it did not do that,” attorney Syed Ali Saeed told AOL News. “[They] need to make sure people are wearing the right kind of clothes and [that those clothes] are not flying off.”

Saeed’s client, Jake Quagliaroli, 34, of Indianapolis, was visiting PT’s Showclub in nearby Lawrence last month when the alleged shoe assault occurred. According to Saeed, Quagliaroli was standing about 20 feet away from the stage when a dancer’s shoe flew off during a performance, traveled across the room and struck him in the mouth.

“He was bleeding [and] his front four teeth were chipped,” Saeed said. “It was not a situation where it was a light tap on the face. It hit him with quite a bit of force. You can imagine the velocity at which the shoe must have come out when it hit him in the face.”

Saeed said he is not sure of the exact style of footwear the stripper was wearing at the time of the shoe-in-mouth incident.

“We have our guess, based upon what our client said, but what I do know is it was one of those heavy shoes with a big heel,” Saeed said. “I do not know if it had a strap or not.”

According to the lawsuit, which was filed last week in Marion Superior Court, Quagliaroli is claiming battery and negligence by the strip club and is asking a jury to grant him an unspecified sum for damages.

Saeed says his client had to get veneers and temporary caps. He may also need a root canal and future dental work. “A dentist has told him the [veneers] will have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, so he is definitely looking at quite a bit of expense,” the attorney said.

Matt Denham, manager of the Showclub’s Indiana chain, told AOL News that he was not at liberty to discuss the case. Asked who might be, he replied, “It’s going to be above my pay grade. I couldn’t tell you.”

An e-mail sent to the company’s corporate website was not immediately returned.

As bizarre as the story may sound, Quagliaroli is not the first patron of exotic dancers to file a lawsuit for injuries allegedly received during a performance.

In October, Michael Ireland, a roofer from West Palm Beach, Fla., was awarded a $650,000 judgment from a strip club.

Ireland said he was seated at the stage inside the establishment when a stripper spun around and accidentally struck him in the face. In court, Ireland’s attorney successfully argued that his client suffered broken bones and chronic double vision.

A man named Yusuf Evans filed a $25,000 suit against an Akron, Ohio, strip club in January 2009. Evans said he was watching a dancer perform a high kick when her shoe flew off and struck him in the face.

“When the boot hit me in my face all I could do is drop … and just holler for about 10 minutes,” Evans said, according to The Telegraph.

Evans said he suffered injuries to his nose and required surgery because after the incident he could only breathe out of one nostril. The case reportedly was settled in May 2010 after the strip club countersued Evans for defamation and filing a frivolous action.

Paul Shimkonis, a physical therapist from Clearwater, Fla., filed a lawsuit seeking more than $15,000 against the Diamond Dolls club in the late 1990s. Shimkonis said he was at a bachelor party at the club where Playboy cover girl Tawny Peaks was performing when she slammed her size-69HH breasts into his head, causing him to suffer whiplash.

“I saw stars. … It was like two cement blocks hit me,” Shimkonis told The Eugene Register-Guard.

When the case went to “The People’s Court” in July 1998, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch presided over the televised trial. He ruled in Peaks’ favor after a female court officer examined the defendant’s breasts in private and found them too soft to cause the alleged injury.

According to Saeed, an outcome in his client’s case will likely take some time. He is, however, confident that he has a strong case.

“It’s getting picked up [by the media] because of bizarre background, but it is no different than a tort that might have happened on the street,” Saeed said. “It’s a normal case.”

Legal analyst Anne Bremner, a Seattle attorney, agrees that the case has a chance of winning in court.

“It actually is a legit case,” Bremner told AOL News. “Given their [dancers'] practices and garb, it is reasonably foreseeable that such injuries could occur.”

Regardless of the eventual outcome, Saeed says it is high time that the strip club industry start regulating itself.

“They are well aware that heavy, loose-fitting shoes, combined with high-kick maneuvers and things like that, can lead to unintended injuries,” he said.

Stripper Shoe of the Month – February

February’s feature shoe is the Delight 615 Sexy Platform Stripper Shoe- designed by Pleaser Shoes.

This shoe has ribbon detail in several different colors which are all adorable, but I personally like the black and red, and the pink and white :)

The Delight 615 only has a 1.75 inch platform and 5.75 inch stiletto heel… which isn’t the ideal height, but it passes –barely though.  It’s available in sizes 5-14, so if you have gigantic feet, you can still buy these.

Just to be fair to all the potential shops where you can buy this platform at, I’m eliminating any direct links to anyone in particular. I think it’s best not to endorse websites I haven’t personally purchased from, but if you search for ‘delight 615 sexy platform stripper shoe’ on Google, you’ll find plenty of places to purchase these bad boys.

If you find a particular stripper shoe you want me to consider for the featured stripper shoe, please email me directly at shy@beanexoticdancer.com

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Lacrosse Team Apologizes Over Lapdance

Scorch - Boston Blazer's Mascot

Source: BBC News

A US lacrosse team has apologized to fans outraged by a half-time show that involved scantily-clad female dancers giving a lap dance to the team mascot.

Doug Reffue, the president and general manager for the Boston Blazers, said the team was “extremely disappointed” by parts of the performance.

Some spectators complained, saying it was not appropriate for family viewing.

While the women dance in front of the mascot, known as Scorch, the video shows the announcer shouting: “What do you think?”

In a statement posted on the team’s Facebook page, Mr Reffue said that Saturday’s show “was clearly not executed according to plan”.

“We had intended to provide an entertaining and fun half-time environment for our fans and that is not what transpired,” he said.

The Blazers’ usual dance team, the Sparks, “were not in any way involved with the planning or execution of the half-time act”, he added.

The dancers were fans who had volunteered to take part in the show, Mr Reffue said. He promised that such a performance would not be repeated.

However, other fans posting on Facebook said the performance had been an entertaining publicity stunt, with one describing it as “awesome” and another saying it was “hilarious”.

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