|Purpose. It is a part of the specific research project named Fight, Dance and Ritual which is directed to fight, dance and ritual phenomenon analysis. Main purpose of this research is pilot multidimensional description of dance–fight relation, especially as a ritual. In this paper we are concentrating on Irish dancers and their opinion to Irish dance to better uncover their mindset, feelings and motivation. Methods. The main objective of this paper is to present an analysis of the mindset and feelings of Irish dancers, especially to Irish dance. Participants older than 18 years and with more than one year dance or martial art have been questioned with the same question: “What does (particular activity) mean for you?” We have used focus group methodology, as well as brainstorming for obtaining data. All statements, given by dance practitioners have been written down for future analysis. The number of the words gained this way has depended on number of people in the group and on given time. All words we put together and chose 56, which were intersection of all groups. The last step was using Q-sort to sort the words. Results We know that dancing groups differences depend mostly on motivation, structure and dynamics of the group. Especially in this chosen group is very important friendship and joy of dance. Dancers didn’t connect Irish dance with aggression, tactic or negative emotion. Conclusion. This Q-sort shows not only participant’s attitude to the Irish dance but also help us to find better motivation for dancers. Thoughts about Irish dance are connected with everyday practice and social life in the group much more, then with theoretical basis.