First, go as a customer during the shift that you are interested in working. You should get a feel for the type of club before you invest in working there. Be aware of the three basic types of strip-clubs: upscale gentleman's clubs, neighborhood clubs, and third tier / dive bars. Upscale gentleman's clubs are usually located in major metropolitan areas. You will be required to invest in gowns and rhinestones. The clients tend to be businessmen entertaining their clients. Neighborhood clubs are more casual, and costumes consist of bikinis or cute two piece outfits. Third tier clubs are usually located in more crime-ridden parts of town. There are many online club reviews and chat forums, so you can do a little bit of research before you go.
Once you have picked the club you want to work at, you will have to audition. The day manager will hire you for day shift, the night manager will hire you for night shift, so call ahead and ask what time to arrive. When you walk into the audition, look sexy but not slutty. Please do not wear stripper stilettos and your audition costume into the club. Also do not wear your gym clothes or Juicy Couture tracksuit. Some clubs will hire you without an admission just by what you look like in your street clothes. Consider wearing a short skirt or form fitting pants that flaunt your figure and a halter or low cut top. Just bring your audit outfit with you: stripper stilettos, legal g-string, two outfits. If the club does audition you, expect to dance a song on either the main stage or a smaller satellite stage.
Be sure to have your photo ID and maybe even your social security card. Many of the larger chain clubs will have you fill out IRS form W-9. This states that you agree to be an independent contractor and are responsible for filing your own tax return. You must obtain any city or state licenses. The club will provide information.
At some point, the club manager or house mom will give you an overview of the club rules and procedures. At most clubs you can expect to be responsible for the many different fees. The house fees is basically a stage rental fee that you pay the club each night. In addition, you will be required to tip out a mandatory minimum to DJ, Security Staff, House mom, and sometimes the manager.