Sean Nós (old style), dancing is the oldest style of dancing in Ireland. It was here long before the set dancing and Irish dancing. It was once danced all over Ireland but like the Irish language it was stamped out and only survived in the very far corners of Ireland, our Gaeltachts, (Irish Gaelic speaking areas).
It is now enjoying a huge revival in the West of Ireland and indeed all over the world. It is a very loose and free style form of dance and was usually danced on half barrels, around brushes, on half doors and on top of tables.. There are no specific dance steps and so it is up to the individual dancer to improvise and include their favourite steps. The Sean Nós dancing is about dancing from head to toe and expression through dance