If you want to work as an exotic dancer in Phoenix for the Superbowl 2015, be aware that you will need to apply for a business license. Most of the strip clubs are located within the Phoenix City Limits. There are only two clubs in Scottsdale: Babe’s Cabaret and Skin Cabaret. Both of those clubs are extremely selective. If you decide that you want to work at Babe’s or Skin, it is in your best interest to audition and get hired first because the Scottsdale license is very expensive.
The Scottsdale Adult Service Provider License is a bit more challenging to obtain, especially if you are not an Arizona resident. If you have an out of state license be sure to also have a passport or other state issued identification with a photo.Specifically, your valid state issued photo ID that includes height, weight, hair, eyes, sex, and DOB ( NY, NJ, PA don’t) If your current drivers license does not have all of those OR if it is on the list of states that do not verify residence (UT, IL, NM, HI, WA) then you have to go to the DMV to get a local ID ($12) or drivers license ($25) In order to obtain these you need to have your current ID, passport and a verifiable local address before you can apply for the license. Once the entertainer has the local ID, she can return to Scottsdale City Hall Suite 110, pay $120 for licensing and fingerprinting. Once this license is obtained, it is good for 3 years and the entertainer can work at one of the two topless clubs in Scottsdale: Babe’s Cabaret or Skin Cabaret.
The process for getting hired in the city of Phoenix is different than the process for the city of Scottsdale. It is much easier to obtain, which is why most traveling entertainers tend to work in Phoenix rather than Scottsdale. An out of state ID is fine, and no other secondary ID is required. The licensing department is located on the 10th floor of Phoenix City Hall at 300 West Washington St. The fee is $28. Topless entertainers apply for the Erotic Entertainer license. Entertainers who work at Full nude clubs apply for the Adult Cabaret Performer License.
Most importantly, if you are not a top earner at your home club, you will most likely not become a top earner just by working a busy event like the Superbowl 2015.