Approximately 2,500 years ago, pictures of dancers were engraved on the Dong Son drums. These engravings reveal two dance styles, one with accessories and one without accessories. The main dance accessory was a hat ornamented with a bird feather; it appears that the ancient Vietnamese treasured hats.
Throughout history, not only did the Viet (Kinh) have their own dance styles, but also did many other ethnic groups. Several examples of these dance styles include trong bong, quat, su tu, and bai bong.