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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Is belly dance just an erotic dance for men? Kerry Lynn, Kryss Statho, and Iona, all belly dancers themselves, say definitely not! There are lots of uses and benefits of belly dance, and you can find it all in New Orleans.

Kerry Lynn dances with Debauche Russian Mafia Band regularly and teaches classes at the Rhythmic Arts Center on St. Claude Ave. Her website is

Kryss Statho owns Crescent Lotus Studio off Calhoun Ave. where she also teaches classes. Their website is

Iona teaches classes at Club Silhouette in Metairie on Hullen St. Her website is and will be hosting Tamalyn Dallal and Amar Gamal (big names in belly dance) in February. 2016 for the Orleans Raks! A belly dancing workshop and show.