We asked our colleague Dalida to tell us more about herself, her work and experience in this industry. Dalida is a ball of energy and has had some unpleasant experience with club owners before. Our team started to do this segment for a couple of reasons. We hope to bring awareness to some truths and misconceptions in this industry while getting to know our colleagues a little bit better. Listening to people is a skill. Let’s take good care of it in this fast-moving world.
Do you have any specific memory of weird clients?
Some clients can be really crazy… Sometimes they are asking me to fulfill their pervert fantasies. I remember one guy, who wanted me to wear latex and treat him like a dog. Once there was a customer, who wanted to kiss my feet and lick my high heels.
What is the weirdest wish form a client you have received?
It was in Norway. Costumer was from India wanted to take me to the hotel and pay me 15’000 euros for one night to have sex with him. I want to clarify that In my opinion, this particular guy from India didn’t have the money to pay me. He would at least buy me champagne or private dance. (Laughs)
I got a very generous tip from a Swedish guy, but I would like to not disclose a specific number. (Smiles)
It was a great day.
In some clubs, I tend to make a lot of money. In other clubs, there are times when I can make a minimum to pay my bills. I think the worst month is just after Christmas from January till February. People don’t have money in that period of time.
What is the most embarrassing song you have ever danced to?
I don’t remember exactly the title, but it was some orgasmic erotic song (Laughs)
What would you change in this industry if you had a chance?
In many clubs, the owners are not willing to pay on time or they cheat dancers out of their contract. Sometimes they do not respect dancers. This is where an agency comes in handy.
Also very often they want to find some reason to kick out the dancers from the club and give a ticket. Sometimes there is also a problem with accommodation: for example, the room has not been cleaned up after the previous dancers. Sometimes in the kitchen or bathroom, there is no heater during winter or even no warm or cold water…
In a perfect world, It’s better to work in a team, where everyone respects each other, where dancers can be happy, feel that they have their own space and are able to smile. Work should give dancers pleasure and satisfaction.
Which country do you think is the best to work in from your experience?
Dancers will usually tell you – Scandinavia, Austria, Ireland, England… But for me, it’s like a lottery.
Do you have any fears and what would be the biggest one?
No fears, just a positive vibe!
Your wildest dream?
I would like to be a girlfriend of Tarzan. (Laughs)
Can we ask you to give advice on 3 most important things for dancers who have just entered this industry?
- Believe in Yourself
- Work hard and try to be active.
If you could leave only one advice to this world:
I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.
If you liked what Dalida had to say, please follow her on Instagram: dalidaradyko and say hello 😉
Feel free to contact us if you would like to share your story as well.