Want to know a secret? Dancers who are confident tend to make more money. They get jobs at reputable venues, like Rhode Island Dolls in Woonsocket, RI. They have return customers who can’t wait to see them and literally throw their money at them. They have high self-esteem and customers are drawn to them like flies to honey.
Dancers like these love their jobs, are confident in who they are, and are proud of what they do.
What if you don’t have a lot of self-esteem? Can you improve it? Of course you can. Here’s how:
- If you’re not a girly-girl that has been playing with makeup since you were 12, it’s time to learn. You don’t have to wear it 24/7 but when you’re on the stage a little makeup can go a long way. You can usually get a free demonstration at the makeup counter of a department store. Get quality makeup and learn how to use it to your best advantage.
- If you’re naturally quite pale, go to a tanning bed or get a professional spray tan once every week or two. You don’t have to look like you just got back from a month in the Bahamas but a little color makes you glow. Avoid do-it-yourself at home products. When you work up a sweat on stage it can result in streaks!
- Watch your diet. Fried and fast foods, cheese, and heavy carbs can make you feel sluggish. Treat yourself once in a while but for the most part try to stick to a healthy diet and you’ll feel healthier.
- Take care of your hair. Get it professionally styled whenever you can afford to. Find a stylist that you love and then keep going back to that stylist. If you’re not sure where to go, talk to the other dancers and they will likely be more than happy to refer you to someone they love.
- Exercise regularly. Even if you don’t need to lose weight, regular exercise will make you feel better when you’re not getting winded on stage. A little muscle can really help shape legs and arms and diminish little flaws brought out by the bright lights.
- Shave or wax regularly. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than stubble. A lot of dancers prefer to wax because it feels nice and clean and they don’t have to worry about 5 o’clock shadow!
- Get pedicures. Sexy feet make for sexy moves. And there are loads of guys that are into feet, too. You don’t have to always get it professionally done if you can learn how to do a good pedicure at home. Just make sure it looks professional. When your feet look and feel good, so do you.
- Give yourself a manicure or get one done professionally. Or have a girls night in and give each other manicures. Your hands are always moving so they get a lot of attention. Go for a classy look. A French manicure is always a safe bet.
- Avoid gassy foods, too! There’s nothing that will make you feel less confident than being all bloated and worrying that you’re going to let one slip while you’re dancing!
- Buy nice clothes. Even if you start the day off feeling not so hot, you’ll feel better when you’re dressed in something sexy and attractive.
- Take a dance class. There are even pole dancing classes that are loads of fun and you might even learn a few new tricks that can be brought to the stage!
Do things that make you feel good. These tips are a good start but think about the things that make you feel beautiful and attractive. For some women, it is starting the day with a bubble bath. For others it means spending a little extra on those special pair of shoes. Your body will tell you when you are doing things that are not so great for you like pigging out on poutine and pizza or binge drinking. Listen to your body.
When you feel good you look good. It’s as simple as that. So don’t hesitate to do those special things for yourself because in the end, when you come off as confident, you’ll make more money!