(Sometimes referred to as “Irish Dance”) is a type of recreational and competitive folk dance that has been recently popularized by the world-famous “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance”. As the name suggests, the dance form has its roots in Ireland. When performed as a solo dance, it is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and the quick and precise movements of the feet. As a dance form, Irish dance has very precise rules about what one may and may not do when, but within these rules there is almost infinite room for variety and innovation. Thus, Irish step Dance is a vibrant and constantly evolving art form.