Teela Sanders and Rosie Campbell have produced some excellent new resources for those working in the strip-based industry.
They’ve launched a website: http://www.dancersinfo.co.uk/ and there is also an Iphone App which can be downloaded for free (where you can set up a password) – search ‘dancers’ in the App store and Dancers Information is listed in the top 10. The resource focuses on personal safety at work; tax awareness and self employment rights and top tips for working. They consulted heavily with the dancer community, as well as drawing on findings from a large research project and specialist input from HM Revenue and Customers and on safety at work from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Some sections are written by dancers for dancers. The website has ‘Top Tips’ for dancers in English, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. Both resources have links to the original research on which this project draws: http://www.sociology.leeds.ac.uk/research/projects/regulatory-dance.php