Looking for a new club can be a risky endeavour. Many girls will work away from home. Making sure that their new club is safe and worth the expense of travel and time can be a daunting prospect. Word of mouth is always the most effective way to do this. However, some girls prefer to work under the security of an agent. A good agent will have a number of responsibilities. Providing all of the necessary information about the club, arranging contracts and providing support if there are issues with the venue. There are many agents available and some are better than others. However, when a dancer finds an agent she is comfortable with and trusts, it can take a lot of the pressure off, allowing the dancer to just focus on the money. This article is some tips and tricks for working with strip club agents.
Finding an agent
Like with clubs, word of mouth is a great way to find out about agents. There are agent directories also available, such as Stripbooking.com. Asking other girls their experiences and who they work with can be invaluable. Strip club agents will have many contacts and filter their clubs. It can make things a lot easier to find a new job getting one contact with many clubs, than trying to find each of the club contacts separately. Most agents will not charge dancers for their services and pass on the fee to their club clients. If an agent tries to take a cut of dancer money, then shopping around is advised. Sometimes, this can’t be avoided with very popular clubs, but it is very unusual.
Once a dancer has contacted an agent and decided on a club then the booking process can start. Many agents only give out the contact details after booking confirmation to protect their contacts. Most will give out the club name for dancer security. A dancer should not contact the club direct after this point. Otherwise, it can make the situation complicated. Agents provide some security due to their ongoing relationship with club management. Keeping the booking with the agent ensures that it is under the umbrella of the recruitment company with no grey area.
Contacting the agent whilst on a contract.
How much contact the dancer has with the agent is up to the dancer. Sometimes, a full contract can pass with minimal communication. Some girls feel they need a bit more support. This can be down to inexperience or because a club/dancer dynamic is not working out. Dancer recruitment is not an exact science. Sometimes, things will go wrong. The agent should be available to sort out issues or allay any concerns. The level of involvement of the agent is up to the dancer.
After the contract
When a dancer books onto a specific contract with an agent, this is the arrangement for the duration of the job. All further bookings with a specific venue, need to, consequently, be through the agent. Agencies can only stay in business if this is the case, so, if a dancer finds an agent that works well for them, this a simple way of supporting their business. A good agent will spend a lot of time finding clubs, ensuring information is available and making sure strippers under their care are looked after. Keeping the good ones able to operate helps the industry and other girls overall.
I am a UK based, owner of an international stripper recruitment agency called Showgirls International. I have over 10 years club experience worldwide. When I think I have seen it all, something proves me wrong and that is what keeps me on my toes and fascinated with the industry!