Tipping The Go-Go Dancer
Tipping The Go-Go Dancer
Service Industry (Various Positions) gives expert video advice on: What should we know about being a go-go dancer?; Why should I tip a go-go dancer?; How much should I tip a go-go dancer? and more...
What should we know about being a go-go dancer?
I like to consider go-go dancing as an art form versus just dancing. You're there to fulfil fantasies or whatever it might be with the clients. There's a lot of preparation involved. Just making yourself groomed and just make sure you smell good and, I think more than anything it's fun for the dancer and they really do want to be there. However, you're dancing for hours, and trying to keep your energy up, and you just need to stay pumped and keep the crowd feeling you. Stay pumped with the music and just have that smile on your face all night when you may not be feeling that way. So it gets hard sometimes.
Why should I tip a go-go dancer?
There's always a base pay that you'll get paid to a Go-Go Dancer, that can range from twenty dollars flat to a hundred dollars just depends on location and the club itself. The majority of what we work off is just the tip, we live off the tips so when were working up there and you see us dancing and it looks great , but it's really work. We are absolutly working and we need that you know, that tip, which is our money, our paycheck.
How much should I tip a go-go dancer?
More than a dollar. I say be as generous as you can, just to get a better performance from the artist, as I like to call them. And then it depends on the go-go dancer themselves, depending on if they're giving like a show, or you can tell if they're kind of feeling the music or whatnot, just depending on the quality of the performance. I'd say to definitely work up to the bigger tip, just to keep the dancer into the music and keep that energy going, just keeping her moving. If you give too much right away, then the performance may go down a little. So you want to kind of keep them motivated and keep them to want to dance for you. So yeah, just sporadically, but start small, then go big.
What was your best or worst tip?
The biggest tip I got? I got a hundred dollar bill once, which was pretty cool. That again it was like a corporate party type thing so it's kind of expected for bigger money. Yeah, it was cool. A lot of people when they're at the clubs when there's go-go dancers they're expected to drink and mostly the dancers are just kind of a bonus. So unless they go there to see you, you kind of expect to get smaller tips.
When should I tip small?
To tip small it's kind of like a hint to the dancer, like feel the music more, or get more into it, just a little bit more movement. I think you should tip small when you see the dancer just kind of not there, whether it be just not feeling the music or just kind of bored or whatever. But yeah, definitely make the dancer work, that's what we're there for to perform for the client, so.
When should I tip big?
I say to tip big just individually when you feel like it or if you definitely see the go-go dancer going into like an overdrive type of performance, but I might say to tip big when maybe you see sweat, when you feel the dancer sweating, start tipping a little bit more. I think it is better to tip big when you are sitting with the dancer because some clients do sit down, whether they be on a pole or a podium, they sit down with the dancers. If you are going to sit there, I say just make sure you are tipping a little more because it's kind of like all attention focused on you. You know when to tip big.