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You Will Need
- Stage name
- Striptease song
- Trademark prop
Get a name
Adopt a campy stage name. Some performers create a name that's a twist on a famous person; others use one that's a play on words. Some just pick a name that sounds sexy.
Pick a song
Pick a song specifically made for stripping along to. Or just use a blues or jazz tune you like.
Get the right clothes
Put together a costume. Think '50's pin-up girl: garter belt, stockings, corset, high heels, and elbow-length gloves.
Choreograph your moves
Put on your burlesque outfit, start the music, and practice your sexy stripping moves until you have a routine that marches to the beat of your song. Put a heavy dose of attitude in your performance: tease, flirt, preen, strut. Above all, have confidence.
Have a trademark prop
Have a trademark prop. Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese has a giant martini glass filled with water that she climbs into at the end of her act.
Don't take it all off
Leave something to the imagination. You should end your striptease with your G-string, pasties -- and pride -- intact.