If you are able to help your DJ to make a playlist, they would appreciate it so much! Providing a playlist is a useful thing for a DJ who doesn’t have time to guess what kind of music that you like. Saying to your DJ, “Play me anything” is one of the things that they dislike, because guess what? They will make you dance to 90’s pop, or classic rock, for an older crowd, or anything that the crowd may want at the time. You’ll make money dancing to music the DJ chooses for the club – but in time you may want to have your own style.
Most dancers at least have some kind of routine to go with their music and their style of music is part of the show. Just remember though that any songs that you give to your Dj could be used for other dancers so never assume that it is “your song”, like it’s something you own. You didn’t write and produce the song and chances are, the DJ paid their own money through data to download it.
As a DJ, and former dancer, I can tell you from personal experience that the kind of music that gets a crowd spending is mostly rock and classic rock, followed by classic 90’s hip hop, dance music, and some top 40. When music is too urban (ala Kevin Gates or Fetty Wap), it attracts a younger crowd that isn’t really interested in spending money – they are just there to show off with their buddies. It doesn’t look classy. The exception is, of course, if you work in an urban style club. The men that spend the most generally tend to be older gentlemen and they don’t like music that is too fast, to rude or too loud.So try and find a balance with what you chose and ask your DJ to help you to build a money-making playlist that you can bank on. They will be more than happy to do so.
Another thing to consider is your personal style – are you the schoolgirl, or girl next door type? You would look great on stage with artists like Brittney Spears, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and some top 40 female artists. If you are into rock and metal, go for the well-known artists like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Korn and Rob Zombie. And if you are into the urban scene try to go for club hits, like Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Kelly Rowland. And I know a few dancers that do quite well dancing to country artists with an upbeat vibe mixed with some rock like Nickelback and Kid Rock. These are the typical artists that you will hear in the strip club, depending on where you work.
However, some clubs leave you with no choice and they make all the dancers dance to one kind of music. Some club formats are strictly rock or EDM (dance music) and others may be more hip-hop or urban. It’s nice to be able to work in a club where you can chose your own music so take advantage of it and don’t forget to compensate your DJ for downloading music or helping you to make money on stage.