Dancers use props such as make-up, clothing, costumes, and appealing fragrances to complete their character and maintain their "front." Strippers, when working, are most likely to be found at strip clubs.
Touching of strippers is not permitted in many localities.
However, some dancers and clubs allow touching of dancers during private dances.
Not every stripper will end a performance completely nude, though full nudity is common where not prohibited by law.
The integration of the burlesque pole as a nearly ubiquitous prop has shifted the emphasis in the performance toward a more acrobatic, explicit expression compared to the slow-developing burlesque style. A "house dancer" works for a particular club or franchise, while a "feature dancer" tends to have her own celebrity, touring a club circuit making appearances.
During each set of one or more songs, the current performer will dance on stage in exchange for tips.