|Purpose. It is a part of the specific research project named Fight, Dance and Ritual which is focused on fight, dance and ritual phenomenon analysis. Pilot multidimensional description of dance–fight relation is main purpose of this research, especially as a ritual. In this paper we are focusing on Irish dancers and their opinion to Irish dance to better uncover their mindset, feelings and motivation. Methods. The main goal of this paper is to present an analysis of the mindset and feelings of Irish dancers, especially towards Irish dance. Participants older than 18 years and with more than one year dance or martial art practice 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 (martial arts groups and dance 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 our group friendship and joy of dance is very important. 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.