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"Welcome to Saigon Swing Cats website! We're a community of Swing Dance lovers in Saigon. We keep this jazz vintage dance art alive and kicking and you should be dancing with us!"

Come talk about Juneteenth and what role it plays to the birth of jazz music and jazz dance with us at 19.00 on Sunday 19th of June, 2022 at Cội Sài Gòn 77-79 Lý Tự Trọng, Quận 1! And then we dance!

Frankie Manning & Ann Johnson swing out and doing aerial stunts for Hellzapoppin', a movie in 1941

7 things you should know about Hellzapoppin'

WHEN & WHERE can I go dancing with you?

We hold social dances usually every Wednesday from 8 - 11.30pm @ Mezz on Level 1 of Sofitel Saigon (17 Lê Duẩn, D.1, HCMC), including 30 minute Taster Class (8 - 8.30). Before you get there, read the Saigon Swing Cats dance etiquette here.

Other Notes of importance:

  1. Common Dance Injuries

  2. What we talk about when we talk about dance shoes

  3. How to address us Cats

YES, how do I learn to dance with you?

Free Taster Class of 30 minutes is offered every Wednesday from 8.00 - 8.30pm at our Wednesday Social Dance. Sign up here!

We organize dance classes for Basics and Intermediate levels on a regular basis. Check here for more information.

We offer special Workshops introducing short classes with specific focus on materials or certain styles. Check here for Workshop news.

Private class requests might be arranged upon filling out this form: bit.ly/SSCprivate

Who are Saigon Swing Cats?

We are a community who love Swing dancing, a group of social dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920's - 1940's. We dance the Lindy Hop most of the time, a dance style originated in Harlem, New York City within the African American community in the early 1930’s , the Charleston, Blues and some Balboa. We belong to the wider global community of swing dancers, lindy hoppers, authentic jazz dancers around the world who share the common values of the Lindy Hop left as a legacy from the original Lindy Hoppers.

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