In Britain, in the late 1800s with the rise of British burlesque houses, Lydia Thompson took the center stage and became one of the most famous burlesque dancers.
Entertainment industry became more and more competitive, so strippers had to work on their dances, become inspired and more creative. They worked on their bodies and moves when in the 1920s a new twist happened with the addition of pole dancing, very popular to this day. So popular, it is used as a form of exercise in the modern age.
The 1960s and 1970s, as society was going through a sexual revolution, new strip clubs were opening all around the world, making exotic dance very common. Nowadays in the modern times, we know that striptease is a gradual, soft, sensual way to undress in order to arouse.
Today, it is considered a form of art, as it requires a lot of stamina, flexibility and creativity. After all, visuals are a treat for the mind and the soul that is why modern clubs invest in good music, food, beverages, great dancers and ambiance. It’s a competitive field with a never ending stream of erotics.