- All Open Championship dancers may enter.
- All dancers in the Under 10 and older age groups who do not meet the above qualification must qualify at their Regional Oireachtas. The Top Ten dancers plus 25% of the competition (based on number of actual dancers, not entries) will qualify, subject to them achieving a recall.
- Under 8 and Under 9 dancers may be entered at the discretion of their teacher.
NOTE: Preliminary dancers who achieve their required first place wins by May 1, 2014 and opt to enter based on Rule 1 must enter all future feiseanna as an Open Championship dancer. [Per IDTANA rule passed July 2006]
NOTE: Qualified pupils of a hired adjudicator (and their associations) may defer their qualification to the following year’s event. [Per IDTANA rule passed July 2006]