Exotic Dancer Basketball League

By Dave Dakota

Michael Jordan recently came out and said that he could beat Lebron James one on one if they were both in their prime. The same day that this announcement was made, Mandy Edelman made the announcement of her new 8 city Exotic Dancer Basketball league. I talked to Mandy about this new groundbreaking league.

DD: So the West Coast is in for something special it looks like!

ME: Yes! We have teams all over California and the West Coast. We are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, and Phoenix. We are lloking to eventually expand the league across the country, but right now it is a good start.

DD: I love that the games are outdoors. It probably wouldn’t work as well on the East Coaset because of the weather.
ME: That is true, but we aren’t against moving the games indoors. I think that we will be able to secure these venues if we have a successful first season.

DD: Explain what makes this league different from other leagues.

ME: We have gorgeous girls who can actually play ball. They are all exotic dancers with college or other high level experience.

DD: Yeah I saw a game in Vegas, and these girls can play. Each quarter they slowly take off more and more clothing. Until the 4th quarter, they are completely naked. I must say that it is quite the site seeing naked girls play basketball.

ME: Our girls are really competitive too! Naked girls hard fouling each other is something that needs to be seen!

DD: Tell me about the 2nd half lap dances?

ME: At half time, our girls shower up and then come out and give lucky fans lap dances! The show just gets better and better! It is truly a guys fantasy come to life.

DD: I heard that you are thinking about taking this show indoors in more of a theater type setting.

ME: Yeah we have considered a bunch of different ideas. We think that having it in a smaller space that we will be able to be closer to the guys and be more interactive! This thing is a work in progress. One of our favorite things that we do is the party bus experience for 10 lucky fans after each game where they meet up at our bus after the game and we give them a farewell show that they will never forget. Exotic dancers have been around forever. We are just trying to think of ways to change things up a bit!

DD: Sounds like you really care about customer satisfaction! I think that mindset will help you go a long way!

ME: That is all we care about! We never want someone to come by and feel ripped off or like they didn’t get what they wanted. If you come to one of our games, I guarantee that you will be back and you will bring friends.


Sweating On The Stripper Pole

By Dave Dakota

There are many fads in working out, but one that seems to have some legs is the Stripper Pole class. I was in Peoria, IL and talked to former female stripper and current lead instructor at a stripper pole class Vicky Castabian about the latest workout craze!

DD: Congratulations are in order. You just had your 500th member. In less than 6 months, that’s quite a feat.

VC: Thanks! Yeah I am blown away by what we have done here. I started out with 10 girls, and we are on pace to have over one thousand members before we celebrate our one year anniversary. It has been a lot of hard work, but very rewarding.

DD: Tell me about your background as a female stripper, and what made you want to open up this niche Stripper pole class.

VC: I started working at a gentlemen’s club when I was eighteen years old. I really got into performing on the pole. People started coming to just see me work that pole. I really enjoyed the entertainment part of stripping, and quickly realized that it was an amazing workout. In the first year of being a female stripper, I went from being in good shape to being ripped. My sister was overweight, and I wanted to help her. She could never find a workout that she enjoyed. The stripper pole workout is a really fun way to lose weight. So after 4 years of stripping, I had enough money saved up to open up my own studio. We have moved 3 times already to accommodate all of our members. For the first 3 months I was working at the gentlemen’s club, but I had to quit to keep up with the demand. I brought in 2 other girls from the club to teach classes. We are now offering 12 classes a day. We never have less than 10 at capacity.

DD: Wow you are a little 22 year old entrepreneur. That is amazing. What do you have planned for the future?

VC: The sky is the limit. If we keep growing and expanding, we may have to change venues again. My current studio has a capacity of 100 ladies per class. So if we have to move, that will be a good problem to have. We are thinking about adding 2 more classes a day, bringing it up to 12 classes a day. So as long as we keep getting new members, we will keep expanding.

DD: what is your retention rate, and what are your monthly fees?

VC: We have a 95% retention rate! We rarely lose clients. In fact, our clients are our best type of advertising. For every new member that someone brings in, we give them 2 free months. So a lot of our hardcore members have 2 or 3 years for free classes coming their way because they keep bringing in new members. And we are happy to pay them back for spreading the word, and turning my dream into a reality. As far as our rates, we do a $35 unlimited classes per month, or $10 per class. Also you can try up to 3 classes free. We like to keep our rates low so that it is affordable for everyone.

DDL: That is great. Let’s talk again when you hit the thousand member mark!

VC: You got it. Maybe we can get you up on the pole (Laughs)!