A stripper or exotic dancer is a person whose occupation involves performing striptease in a public adult entertainment venue such as a strip club.At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party or other private event.The integration of the burlesque pole as a nearly ubiquitous prop has shifted the emphasis in the performance toward a more acrobatic, explicit expression compared to the slow-developing burlesque style. A "house dancer" works for a particular club or franchise, while a "feature dancer" tends to have her own celebrity, touring a club circuit making appearances.
During each set of one or more songs, the current performer will dance on stage in exchange for tips.
Where legal (or legal restrictions are ignored), dancers may offer additional services such as lap dances or a trip to the champagne room for a set fee rather than a tip.
High-profile adult film performers Jenna Haze and Teagan Presley among others have participated in feature shows through the USA, as did now-retired stars such as Jenna Jameson.
Entertainers (dancers) are often not actual employees of the club itself but allowed to perform as independent contractors for a predetermined house fee.
Performances are usually fully choreographed, involve dance routines and a costume of some sort.