Dancing in Vietnam in the past means traditional dances, but nowadays, under the influence of Westernization, other vibrant dances have built their roots in Ho Chi Minh City. Scroll down for your ultimate guide of where to go dancing in Ho Chi Minh City!
When we talk about dancing, the first thing that pops up on anyone’s mind would surely be “clubs”. Here we’ll show you 3 of our top recommendations:
Located near the backpackers’ street - Bui Vien, Republic is perfect for dancing your heart out after a gathering. Though the price is not too low, the place makes up with its great playlists and yummy food.
Address: 19 Do Quang Dau Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening hours: 9 PM - 2 AM, closed on Mondays
Drinks: VND 150,000 - VND 300,000
Lush Saigon Bar.
Lush is probably the most famous bar in Ho Chi Minh City thanks to its favorable location and trendy music. The minor downsides here are the slightly higher price and small dance floor.
Address: 2 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening hours: 9 PM - 3 AM (Tuesday - Sunday), closed on Mondays
Drinks: VND 200,000 - 440,000
Where to go dancing in Ho Chi Minh City? Parks! Parks are one of the most popular spots that everyone gathers to dance; it’s one of the weird things you might come across in Vietnam. Those performances are either informal and more of a gathering or classes that you can take part in. Nevertheless, stroll the parks and you may join in the fun with friendly Vietnamese! We recommend Tao Dan Park (55C Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1). With 100,000 square meters, it has space for everybody, so you can easily spot large dance groups here on the weekend.
People practice fan dancing in the morning and aerobics at night in the park.
See more at Guide to Public Parks in Ho Chi Minh City.
Salsa has quite a big following here with dance classes held nightly. For Latin lovers, don’t miss these addresses (please check the latest updates on Facebook):
Address: 212 Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening hours: 9 PM - 1 AM on Saturdays
Drinks: from VND 70,000
This is a Salsa social party that attracts both foreigners and locals alike. The drinks are reasonably priced, and there are sometimes fun activities like exciting dress codes.
Address: Vertical Sky Bar (Rooftop, 25th floor, Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, 17 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh)
Opening hours: 9.30 PM - 11.30 PM on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Drinks: from VND 70,000
Held on a lovely rooftop bar that offers a great panoramic view of the city, XSalsa’s social parties are a favorite among Salsaholics. One downside is that the parties last for only 2 hours per night.
List of weekly Salsa parties in Saigon.
While the swing is still relatively new to the locals, Swing nights are being held at many bars and clubs a few nights a week. The big players are:
Address: Boudoir lounge at Sofitel Saigon Hotel (17 Le Duan, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City)
Opening hours: 8.30 PM - 11.30 PM on Wednesdays
Fee: VND 100,000 (including 1 free drink)
Though the entrance fee is quite high, you’re gifted with a free drink and a fun dancing night at one of the most beautiful hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.
Saigon Swing Cat.
Address: 152 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening hours: 7 PM - 9 PM on Sundays
Drinks: VND 30,000 - VND 700,000
The bar has a more open and vibrant atmosphere that’s the signature of a bar. Though the space is quite small, visitors love swinging by to stuff themselves with the mouth-watering dishes.
94 - 96 street no. 2, Do Thanh apartment complex, Ward 4, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
85 Pham Huy Thong Street, Ward 7, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening hours: 8 AM - 9 PM
Price: VND 80,000 - VND 140,000/1 session
Saigon Dance is the most celebrated dance studio around. Besides hip hop, they also have classes on belly dance, pole dance, Zumba, popping, and street Jazz, etc.
Saigon Dance has 2 centers, so it’s more convenient to come by.
Address: Block A, First floor, 129 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening hours: 11 AM - 10.30 PM
Price: around VND 180,000 (contact for a detailed fee)
GS is another K-pop dance studio, but they have hip hop dance classes as well. They invite top international dancers frequently and often hold workshops and classes.
From swing to salsa to belly dance, Ho Chi Minh City has more spots to bust a move than just clubs. We hope our article on where to go dancing in Ho Chi Minh City has helped you choose a good studio that you’re going to love. Tell us where you'd prefer to go dancing in the city in the comments below!
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