This is an old style of dancing that is most associated with the west of Ireland, particularly Connemara. Sean nós dance is low to the ground stepping out to the music, similar to tap dance. Its style is more relaxed than modern Irish step dancing, so it is well suited to participation by all ages. With its emphasis on providing low key percussive accompaniment to traditional Irish music, sean nós footwork is great fun to watch, but especially to listen to! The steps are improvisational and typically done solo or in very small groups. Although stage performances are becoming more popular, many still consider some of the best sean-nós dancers to be the "old timers" stepping it out in the dark corners of the pub.