In this category I’m going to write about male stripping and how I’m going about to get back into it. So if you are curious about it, maybe want to try it but don’t know how to begin, this will also serve as a good guide.
My closest friends know that I have a background as a male stripper. Not doing stage shows or tours like the chippendales, but the occasional bachelorette party and other private events. Surprised? Don’t be! It’s a super fun way of making good money, staying in shape and giving people lots of laughs and a good time with your performance. Now, I don’t claim to be a professional dancer of any kind – far from it. The last time I did a show was probably 2008 in Bulgaria or 2010 in Spain. I kind of gave it up and forgot about dancing for a few years until I saw the movie Magic Mike on my tablet while waiting in an empty airport lounge in Indonesia.
But to be honest, I’ve missed dancing, and I begun thinking more about it. And then Magic Mike 2 came out and it made me think even more about it! It also made me realize how bad my dancing was compared to the guys in the movie and in male revue shows. So during the spring (2017) I took a hip-hop street dance course to brush up my skills and learn some new moves. I considered getting back into it. But if I was going back – I was determined to make the best of it and not do it half assed..
My first move was to get some experienced mentoring/coaching. So I saved up and took an online course from http://www.howtobecomeamalestripper.com. And I can tell you, it was worth every penny! In the past I just winged it and didn’t really know anything about performing, or how to organize and plan your show like a pro. I showed up to the party, and just acted on instinct. Justin’s course really opened my eyes to so many things I didn’t think about or know – especially ways to greatly increase tips from customers. I’ve gone through his course and I have a plan of action that is going to be a total game changer for me. Can’t wait to test this stuff out! I realize that I’m lacking a lot of props and other equipment, so it’s going to be a very fun journey of slowly attaining new gear and working on routines. And I’m going to document it here on the blog under the male stripping category.
Step 1: Acquire a sewing machine!