|Fawnia Mondey, a former
feature exotic entertainer from Canada has made quite a name for herself
in various industries. Since 1998 she has been instructing exotic
dancers worldwide on the Art of Exotic Dancing, through her complete
line of instructional dance video's.
More then just a dancer, Fawnia has worked as a lead actress in Prague,
Czech Rep, and has appeared numerous times on shows like Millennium,
The X-Files, and The Out Limits. Fawnia also graces the
pages of Playboys 'Natural Beauties', 'Lingerie', and 'Book of Nudes'.
Representing companies such as Maxim Magazine and Malibu Body
Wear, Fawnia's former experience as a bodybuilder is now a plus as
she climbs the fitness industries ladder. Flex and Oxygen
magazine will be pushing her image throughout their pages.
Fawnia is a contributing writer for the Adult Industry News,
Canadian Health & Fitness Magazine, Drive Health & Fitness,
and Athletic Women's Magazine. To see more Fawnia, visit
exoticdanceschool.com, or officiallyfawnia.com.
Ask me about the industry, exotic dancing (including pole work and lap
dancing), featuring, fitness, modeling or anything else that you would
like to find out about.
[The opinions expressed here are those of Fawnia and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of zbone.com]
Thr 12/12/02 1:59 PM
I am formly a stripper, and i would like to understand this business
in all aspects. I have trouble getting lap dances, my co-workers say
give it time. I need something a little more concrete than that with
my bills and lifestyle it's hard. i need some tips and maybe a little
The exotic dance lifestyle can be hard, especially for
dancers in the United States. There, you are expected to have a lot of
contact with costumers and many times the experience is less then
As you are walking the floor, make sure you have a slight smile on
your face. The energy you're omitting is positive and attractive. More
men will be drawn to your presence, and this will lead to more dances.
Another idea is to have something like a scarf, you can drag across
someone's leg, or shoulder as you walk by. This is a simple way to let
a costumer know, you are there, and acknowledge them as well. If they
are interested in you, they'll let you know.
strippersuccesssecrets.com knows best, and has wrote a book. Check
out her site, and pick up 'part 1'. We co-wrote part 2 together.
Make the best of your career in 2003, and try to keep smiling....as
the cash ads up.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact
Hi! My name is France and I am so happy to have the
opportunity to ask some questions to someone who knows what they are
First I would like to know about the laws in LA., Ca. Being a
Canadian, what can happen if I work there? Is there a place in Los
Angeles where it is safe for me to dance?
Second, do you know of any clubs where I can make 30 or 40$ a dance
and not bing ripped off of half my earnings???
I am leaving at the end of this week so a response before I go would
be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much for your question about working in LA,
This information was given to me from Abriana from
"My friend mentioned that all of the clubs
are pretty much the same as far
as Lap Dance prices. $20.00 topless. $40.00 nude. It also sounds like
the clubs take a lot of money from the Dancers at the end of the
There wasnt even one club she could think of that didn't have their
"deep in the girls pockets".
There was one club called "The Score" that
she said a lot of good things about though. It's pretty new and it's
very close to the place where AdultCon will be held. She couldn't
give specific info so I called The Score just now and asked them what
the deal was down there.
I talked to a girl named Veronica at "The Score" and this is what she
Stage Fee = $15.00 a night
$20.00 topless dances. You keep $6.00 of the $20.00
$40.00 nude dances. You keep $10.00 of the $40.00
$150.00 VIP Dance 3 Songs... You keep $80.00 of the $150.00
$500.00 VIP Dance 30 minutes.. You keep $300 - $400 of the $500.00
All you need is a Valid ID to audition. Fill out an application
between 11am - 6pm when the hiring manager is there.
2065 S. Santa Fe Ave
Overall it sounds like the management taking commissions is the
standard in LA,. I think they try to get you to sell more VIP dances
to leave the club with $$$.
There are amateur contests held in LA where you could walk out with up
to $1000.00. That might be a good way to bank some cash without the
club taking any away. Let me know if that is something you'd want to
do... I will call
around again and get the "whens" and "wheres"."
A huge thank you to Abriana from Exoticdancercollege for this
At my message board off my links page, located here,
http://forum.asiaco.com/exotic_dance/ I have posted your question,
so please check in each day for new answers to your question. All the
best to you in the USA! Stay in touch and let me know where you worked
and how you liked it.
Fri 10/11/02 6:50 PM
Hi... I am actually a University student at chapman
university in Orange California...I am from Ontario Canada (near
Toronto)...right now I am kinda...well very in need of money...I am a
dance major so I can dance...but I was wondering if you can get jobs
anywhere where you don't nessessarily have to get completely
If you live in Canada, dancing anywhere is nude (and
alcohol is served).
Knowing this, you may want to visit the USA, where many clubs are
topless or bikini only. If the clubs are nude, then the general rule
is to serve non-alcoholic drinks.
You can look up clubs on this site and check with each club when
you phone or visit and ask them what the requirements of dancing there
are [in terms of nudity]. You may be able to find some sort of job in
your area. Ask around, and possibly contact an agency.
Wishing you the best - make lots of money!
Too Young To Dance?
Fri 10/4/02 6:39 PM
I'm a teenage girl really interested in exotic dancing. I have videos
and practice every free hour I can. I really enjoy it and think I
could make a living out of it. However, I have a very non supporting
father and have a hard time practicing. I was just wondering if you
had any advice on how to get started because it is especially hard for
me. Also, are there any great sites on exotic dancing? Thank you so
It's rare that someone younger then 19 - 21 gets involved in the
exotic dance industry. Since you are still living at home, you may
want to listen to your father, until you are on your own.
Exotic dancing is not for everyone and your father knows this.
Dancing can be very dangerous, and I am not supporting your choice.
Please be sure to know your reasons to start dancing, and respect your
fathers reasons for wanting you not to dance.
Be sure to have a second option for your career. This may mean your
going to school, working at a restaurant, or any other career. Once
you know exactly what you feel is right for you, take it one step at a
time, and stay in touch with the person you are now. Write me anytime
with any questions. I'll always be here for you.
How Do I Pole?
Tue 10/1/02 11:04 PM
What do I really need to work on in order to be good at basic pole
work, my abs, or upper body strength? I want to enter a contest and
work on the pole a bit.
Thank you very much for your great question. Pole work can appear to
be very hard. However if you know exactly how to position your hands
and body, it's very simple. One main point to keep in mind is that
your body weight needs to be within a reasonable range. If you are 5'4
and 140 pounds (as I was when I started) then you may have
difficulties holding your weight up off the ground. Upper body
strength and abs come into play. Train at a gym doing weights and
cardio, at least 4 days a week and you will be doing yourself a major
favor. For free information on weight training and diet, visit my
fawnia.com You may enjoy my Pole Work, Vol 1 video and Fitness for
the Dancer, Vol 5 video.
For tips on winning contests, pick up a copy of my book Stripper
Success Secrets, Part 2. There are over 40 informative chapters in
this book, including tips on winning contests.
I Am Shy
Thu 9/26/02 2:56 PM
I'm 19 years old and have thought about stripping for a few years now.
I"m a petite girl & people tell me that I have an attractive body and
I should strip. I'd like to strip but my one problem is that I'm a shy
person. I act diffrent around different people, some times I'm crazy &
wild other times I'm a little kitten. Is there a [way] to get over my
problem & be on my way to becoming a stripper?
Every dancer you see on stage, started a little on the shy side, at
least they should have. For me, to help myself become more
comfortable with my new career as an exotic dancer, and overcome
shyness, was to create a stage name, and become that person. My stage
name was 'Sky', and to me, Sky was wild, sexy, fun and very
entertaining. She loved to make her audience smile, and always tried
to bring something new to her show each time she hit center stage.
Think of a stage name and create another persona to go with it. Is
there an actress or singer you admire? Think of their qualities and
bring them into your act. I have always admired Madonna, and thought
of her as a very strong minded and entertaining person. Hope this
helps you. Just remember to always be yourself when you leave the
stage, and don't forget 'the little people' when you become famous.
Well, dancing is just that, dancing. But you know what I mean. Some
girls get carried away, thinking they are a star. This can hurt them
in the end, so just don't lose sight of who you are. After all
it's you that's bringing your dancing side to life.
Hanky Panky Going On?
Fri 9/20/02 5:52 PM
I have a boyfriend who has been managing for [some] time now. I really
dont know much about what goes on in these clubs, so I was wondering
what is the chances of him not messing around with the dancers? He is
very good looking and I cought him one time with the waitress. Do you
think it is a waist of time to think about him taking me serious?
Let's set aside the place of your boyfriends work and imagine he
manages a coffee shop. He would still be good looking, and you also
caught him with one of the waitresses. What was his reaction? Do you
remember what he said to you when he was caught, and how truly sorry
and regretful was he? No matter where he is working there may be a
chance that he will cheat again, but granted he felt it was wrong the
first time, then you could be fine.
Now lets look at his place of work - a Strip Club. As a manager,
dancers may do what they can to be on his 'good side'. This could mean
more then just showing up to work on time. Knowing this, you must be
sure that you have created a trusting relationship with your
boyfriend. If he feels that you don't trust him then he may start
acting like a cheater and cheat again. Knowing this, let him know that
you love him (granted that you do) and that you trust him at work, and
am proud that he is the manager. If the dancers at the club know he
has such a cool and understanding girlfriend, they may keep a distance
and keep to themselves, getting brownie points in more accepting ways.
He is innocent until proven guilty, so ignore the past and love him
all you can.
However if you catch him or find out he has cheated a second time,
you may be better off saying 'bye' forever.
How Do I Get Your Stuff?
Thu 9/12/02 11:15 PM
How do I purchase the videos on your site? Are they sold in retail
Right now my video's are sold online only. However I may have them in
various stores around the United States and Canada soon. Once you are
on my site, you can view the products available, which include
video's, book's and a CD Rom. I offer three payment options. You can
choose between Credit Card, Paypal and Money Order. Simply visit
exoticdanceschool.com to get started.
I Need A Pole
Wed 9/11/02 10:25 AM
The club where I dance (Olympic Gardens) doesn't have
poles, but I'd really like to practice and learn the art of pole
dancing. Only problem - I've never done it before and am afraid
of making a fool of myself in front of a room of people! Can you
recommend a place to practice pole dancing privately? (i.e. with no
Having a place to practice where you feel safe and daring is
important. If you are not able to practice before or after the club is
open, (24hr club) then how about this:
If you have the space, you may want to think about having a pole
installed into your home.
Getting a Pole. Please let the company you decide to
contact know that Fawnia from exoticdanceschool.com sent you. Thank you.
1. Visit platinumstages.com and
pick out your own pole and stage.
email@example.com regarding purchasing a pole or
3. Check out stripperpole.com
4. "Artisan Iron" and ask for Dean Phone 250-386-9300, Fax
250-386-9333 Located in Victoria, BC Canada, they ship worldwide.
Keep in mind that I have a easy to follow instructional video on Pole
Work. There are about 30 moves in this video, so you'll have plenty of
options while you are on stage to keep both you and your audience
entertained. Visit my site at exoticdanceschool.com. Wishing you the best!
Show It Without Going To Jail
Mon 9/9/02 9:47 PM
I hope you don't mind my writing you, but I thought maybe you could
advise me. If you can't answer that's cool.
I have a normal job and I'm not currently a stripper, but I have
fantasies about going nude in a public place - a place where it's okay
and I won't get arrested or anything. I like nude beaches, but I would
like to go somewhere indoors at night as well. I have been checking
out the strip clubs and see that many have an amateur night and I'm
thinking of doing that, but I'm not that into being in a "contest". Is
there any advice you can give me on this? Are there any strip clubs
that let girls just get up and dance without a contest? Are there any
underground/after hours clubs or private parties where I could go and
walk around nude without being hassled?
If you were to perform in an amateur contest, you could simply look at
it as a chance to dance nude on stage. Try to forget about the fact
that others are competing against you and just do it for FUN. I bet
once you are there, and dancing on stage, you will enjoy your self so
much that the word 'contest' won't even enter your mind. My first time
on stage was also an amateur contest, and it was the most amazing high
of my life - I totally recommend dancing on stage just for the thrill,
experience and memory you will take with you forever.
As for after-hours or clubs that will simply let you dance nude...
After-Hours: Check for clubs in your area that offer fetish nights.
You will often see people wearing next to nothing so you wearing
simply wrist bands and heels may be accepted.
Strip Clubs: In Victoria BC, we have a club named "Monty's". At
Monty's they have a special smaller stage for girls that come in, and
may have drank a little too much. On this stage, they can dance and
take off all the clothes they want.
If you are in Mexico, most clubs there will gladly have you perform
on their stages. All you have to do is ask. This will certainly make
your vacation one to remember, for both you and your travel partner!
How To Dance For My Man
Wed 9/4/02 4:39 PM
My name is Michelle and I'm 34 yrs. old (look 26, I'm told),
attractive, good body (long legs, small waist, boobs, curvy in all the
right places, 5'8" and 127 pounds) ok, now, here is my problem: I
would LOVE to do an exotic dance for my man, who I know loves this
sort of thing, but I'm so shy, and feel I couldn't pull it off. I
would love to be sexy, but again, I think I have the qualifications,
but not the confidence to pull it off. Any advice would be greatly
appreciated, especially from a pro like yourself.
First of all, you know that you can be sexy, but it's the confidence
part of the equation you feel may be missing. Many dancers, including
myself, would almost create a different persona or personality. This
'other person' we would become is still a part of who we are, but the
part that we never let allow to run loose.
When you have time to yourself, practice a sexy dance in front of a
mirror. Have your music playing, your sweet little outfit on, and if
you need to, you can even have a glass or two of wine. Practice your
dance all you can, when you know you have at least an hour alone. If
by chance, your honey comes in the door while you are grooving, just
stay in character and bring him into your world. He will have no idea
what hit you, or him.
I know this is something you, and many women want to try, so know
that you are not alone... and you can bet while you are practicing,
there are other women, dancing for the first time, or giving their
lover a show they will never forget. In time, you too will be dancing,
and you both will remember it for months, if not years to come.
So Michelle, just start slowly and do what you need to do to become
who you need to be to dance for your man. Create another name for
yourself, like real exotic dancers do. Maybe buy a special outfit that
will be used only for your 'at home shows'. This is all for fun, so
enjoy yourself, smile, be sexy, and let yourself, and your man, go.
Ask Fawnia -- 2002, 2003
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Ask Ms. Hunter -- 1997,