Coming Special Events that might make a big difference in your career as an exotic entertainer
March 13th-16th_____Miss Exotic Midwest U.S.A. To be held at Sapphires in Waterloo, Iowa. This one's a prelim to the finals for the Miss Nude World Pageant. $1,000 grand prize. $500.00 for second place. $250.00 for third. Please direct inquiries to Buddha at 319-234-9676 or call Ken Shinkle at Continental Agency 1-727-363-7100. There will be two categories, one for the winning feature entertainer and the second one's for the winning amateur or house dancer. Now, here's the rub. The competition begins on Wednesday but capacity is limited with only twelve house dancers or amateurs being able to perform. House dancers wanting to compete can qualify on any Wednesday, starting January 30th and during the next five weeks ending on March 9th.
May 12th -15th_________Pure Talent Feature Showcase in Providence Rhode Island. At Club Fantasies. This one's being covered by Xtreme Magazine. Expect to meet Jeremy, the editor and the owner here. Details available from Pure Talent Agency at 727-724-0635
July 21st-22nd and August 18th-19th___________Nudes a Poppin. Billed as the world's largest beauty pageant, "Nudes-A-Poppin" is held every year at the Ponderosa Sun Ranch, Nudist Colony in Roselawn, Indiana. Both house dancers and feature entertainers compete in two basic categories, one for features and the other for the house dancers. Numerous awards are given and there is a special category for male dancers. This is a good place for both aspiring house dancers and features to get credits and it is also a great opportunity to meet the people running Continental Agency, feature entertainers, and a few highly regarded photographers specializing in the adult industry. Last year I had over 90 signed releases from the contestants. An estimated 5,000 spectators attended. To read my article on last year's Nudes-A-Poppin Fesival that was published in "Xtreme Magazine" go to. Call Ken Shinkle at Continental Agency for details at 727-363-7100 or the Ponderosa Sun Ranch at (219) 345-2268 You can even go to Ponderosa Sun Ranch's web site at http://nudes-a-poppin.com for still more information.
What is a Feature Talent Showcase?
Talent Agencies will often showcase several or more of their feature entertainers at a hosting club which will benefit from the increased traffic the feature entertainers provide. These clubs are often club chains which can further benefit from the close look they will get of the visiting features some of whom they will book for their own featured events. Features typically pay their own travel and other expenses to these feature showcases, gambling that they will be able to line up roadtrips with the visiting club owners and managers they will be meeting and dancing for at the hosting club. So why should some of you housedancers be interested in a feature showcase? Simple...You will have the chance to meet the owners or chief talent scout of the agency close and personal.
In the middle of November, 2001 I was Pure Talent's photographer at their Feature Showcase at Regina's in Springfield, Missouri. Ten to fifteen club owners showed up to watch the features perform here and every club made at least one booking. A house dancer from one of the St Louis Metro East Clubs followed me to the event. She was able to meet the owners of Pure Talent and the club allowed her to do a special set for them. Some of the Regina's house dancers interested in featuring were able to meet the owners of the agency and have special photography done both for the agency and magazines catering to the exotic dancing industry. This event will be covered in more detail in a later issue of the Looking Glass. My stories and pictures are now being published in both "Exotic Dancer's Bulletin" and "Xtreme Magazine".