MEGHAN TORNO SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 

2641 South Hanley Rd. St. Louis, MO 63144

Phone: 314.369.7350    Email: dublinaire1@aol.com

Competition Qualification Policy

COMPETITION QUALIFICATION POLICY

Feis Qualification

For a full overview of feis levels, ages and judging, please click here! 

Oireachtas Solo Dancing Qualification

Open Championship dancers are automatically qualified for Oireachtas solos if they are actively enrolled and participating in classes at MT. Non-OC dancers must meet one of the qualifications below.

 

Qualifications must occur in the MidAmerica or Mid-Atlantic region between October 1st (prior year) and September 30th (current year):

  • Dancers Under 8, Under 9, and Under 10 are entered at Meghan's discretion. 

  • Dancers Under 11, Under 12, and Under 13:

    • 1st, 2nd or 3rd place medal winners in Prizewinner in each of the four dances (Reel, Slip Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe) 

    • Top 50% at a feis in Preliminary Championship

    • Under 11 dancers automatically qualify if they were recalled in the Under 10 Oireachtas solos in the previous year

  • Dancer Under 14 and higher:

    • Top 50% of a Preliminary Championship 

    • A dancer who qualified for the North American Championships at the previous Oireachtas is also qualified for this Oireachtas

  • Traditional Set Dancers may be entered at the teacher's discretion under any age category. 

 

North American Irish Dance Championship Qualification

Open Championship dancers are automatically qualified to compete at the North American Irish Dance Championships (Nationals) in the solo competition if they are actively enrolled and participating in classes at MT.  Non-OC dancers must qualify for Nationals at the prior year’s MidAmerica Oireachtas. Periodically, U8 and U9 may be selected to compete in the Nationals solo competition based on teacher selection. 

 

World Championship Qualifications

Dancers qualify to compete at the World Championships by competing at the North American Irish Dance Championships, MidAmerica Oireachtas or All Irelands and placing within the specified World Qualifier ranking.

 

International Major Competitions

Open Championship dancers may compete at an international major competition (All Irelands, All Scotland, Great Britain Championships, European Irish Dance Championships) with teacher permission.