Miami dance clubs are notorious for being run by male managers and bouncers.
They have a reputation for being “not for the faint of heart.”
But some dance clubs have a more nuanced approach to female-led environments.
Here’s how to turn a party into a true “dance club.”1.
Do a little dance.
The more female-friendly the establishment, the less likely the male-dominated crowd will be to show up, which can lead to less crowd-control issues.
For example, a dance club with more female members may not be as receptive to male attendees because there are fewer female dancers, and female patrons might not want to risk being mistaken for a male patron.2.
Dress more like the host.
Some hostesses or managers are known for their “dancing” and may dress in a feminine, girly or feminine-inclined manner.
If the venue is male-only, you’ll also need to consider a hostess’ attire and makeup style.
In a male-centric venue, some hostesses might dress in heels and dresses to emphasize their femininity.
You might also want to consider having a male dancer as the dance floor supervisor.3.
Do more dance moves.
If you’re looking to get a female clientele, you should do more dance-specific moves.
There are plenty of great dance-oriented clubs in Miami that cater to male dancers.
If your goal is to have a female guest, consider performing more “strictly male-oriented” dance moves like the toe-to-toe dance or the face-to the floor.4.
Consider dancing with a female partner.
In some Miami clubs, female patrons can dance with male guests.
These dancers might be more willing to take risks or show a more feminine side.
If they’re comfortable performing with a male guest, they can also bring a female friend to the party.5.
Wear a more “sexy” look.
For a male clientele who may be looking for a more traditional dance experience, a more formal and sexy look may be a good option.
Dress appropriately to make sure that you don’t attract attention, such as a strapless dress or a short-sleeved shirt.6.
Wear your hair down.
A woman who is wearing her hair down may be more likely to feel comfortable dancing with her male guests because her hair will be easier to maintain.
Hair-dos are often shorter in Miami than in other cities and will not distract from the party’s style.7.
Dress to impress.
If a female-dominated dance club is attracting a male group, the hostesses may be wearing a dress or two that suggest a “seedy” vibe.
If that’s the case, you might want to make a point of having a female dancer present as the “dancer” in the crowd.8.
Wear something “flattering.”
If a male hostess or manager is wearing a “babe” outfit that might be considered inappropriate for the dance space, consider dressing the outfit in a more flattering manner, such for a formal or “shaggy” look, or perhaps an “up” or “boutique” look with a more casual style.9.
A female-centric dance club can also be a bit more conservative in dress, and it’s not uncommon to see male dancers in formal or gaudy attire.
It’s important to remember that a “girlie” look can also attract male attention and may attract a male customer.10.
The hostess can often provide support for your dancing efforts.
If an invitation is not forthcoming, you can always invite a male friend, or if you have a friend who isn’t a female, you could invite a female companion.
Some hosts will even arrange a “dude night” with female patrons to celebrate your efforts.11.
Use a partner.
If one or both of you want to dance with a large crowd, you may want to use a partner to support your efforts or to perform the moves in a supportive manner.
In the case of male-led clubs, it’s important for the female guest to wear a skirt or short skirt to indicate a female audience and to show off her cleavage, so it’s appropriate for male guests to do the same.
If both female and male guests are also present, you will need to make arrangements for a partner who will support you in the dance.12.
If male-focused venues are not accepting of men, the most conservative thing to do is to dress modestly and stay in the shadows.
It will also be easier for your male guests if you are able to get the attention of more female patrons.13.
Have a sense of humor.
Some male-friendly venues have a “fun” vibe and some don’t.
Whether you’re dressed to impress or you’re simply looking for an excuse to