House dancers work for a particular club or franchise.
Feature dancers tend to have their own celebrity, touring a club circuit and making appearances.
Aside from advertising for striptease services outside the club, an unknown percentage of strippers also work in other aspects of the sex industry.
This can include erotic and nude modeling, pornography, escorting, and in some cases prostitution. S., the use of strip clubs to facilitate sex for hire is much more common, and stripping is viewed in those settings as advertising for sexually oriented services performed in private areas of the club or off premises.
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.
Strippers can be contracted for performances outside the strip club environment.
Modern Americanized forms of stripping minimize interaction by strippers with customers, reducing the importance of tease in the performance in favor of speed to undress (strip).
Not every stripper will end a performance completely nude, though full nudity is common where not prohibited by law.
More informal clubs will have dancers take turns when a stage becomes empty or have a free flow of entertainers where the stage has any number of entertainers who wander off and on at will.
However, some dancers and clubs allow touching of dancers during private dances.
If permitted, during a lap dance the dancer grinds against the customer's crotch while he or she remains clothed in an attempt to arouse or bring the recipient to climax. Due to the common practice of hiring strippers as contractors, not as full-time employees, strippers must deal with extreme job insecurity, unstable pay, no health benefits, and the requirement of paying fees to the club for technically renting their stage.
Some strippers will only strip for private engagements and do not have a regular affiliation with a strip club.
Much like activities inside the club, different dancers have different comfort levels for services they will provide during a private party.