Folk dance comprises dances from all over the world that international communities try to preserve exactly as they were performed during their most popular era. Unlike contemporary dance, folk dance choreography works are never altered or changed. Although many people think of group dances when folk dancing is mentioned, solo dances like the Highland Fling are also preserved and showcased by modern-day dancers exactly as they were performed a hundred years ago or more. This reason alone is why Irish dancing is an example of contemporary dance In Irish Stepdancing, new steps/movements and new choreography work are constantly being created. One form is not considered preferable to the other. Additionally, all modern and contemporary dance forms owe a debt to those dancers and teachers who preserved folk dance traditions worldwide because modern/contemporary dance forms emerged from these historical folk movements.