IDSnews.com: "Lit up by a series of blacklights that reflect off walls splashed with neon Jackson Pollack-esque paint, a student dancer who calls herself Portia spins around on a pole at Night Moves in Bloomington. As she strips, her panties accidentally come undone in front of one of her professors who's visiting the club. Suddenly, Portia's dual identity of student by day, stripper by night, is as exposed as her privates.
She's one of 10 students among the club's 35
dancers, working to earn enough money in tips to cover books and tuition.
Though tips can be high, working as a dancer while being a full-time student still has its downsides, from both a social and an academic perspective.
Balancing herself upside down while spreading her legs on a pole appears to be easier than balancing working late at night and getting up early for class.
'It's hard to get up for your 8 a.m. after giving lap dances until 3:30 a.m.,' said Portia, a junior. 'By the time you get home, it's almost time for class.' "