The minimum age of an exotic dancer depends on where she lives and what type of club she’ll be dancing at. Nude clubs don’t serve alcohol and therefore the minimum age is 18 years old. However, at a topless bar/club alcohol is served and since the minimum age to buy alcohol is 21 (National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984), the minimum age to dance there is also 21.
There are a few exceptions to this general rule. Some topless bars have been known to allow dancers who are 18 to work there but strictly prohibit dancers from drinking while working. These bars are few and far between. Another exception can be found in Rhode Island. Minors are allowed to be exotic dancers as long as they have “a work permit and are off the pole by 11:30pm on school nights.”
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