Twenty Santa Barbara youths will strut their footwork in hopes of becoming Spirit and Junior Spirit for this year’s Old Spanish Days. Since the late 1950s, area dance students (ages 16-21) have competed for the honor of Spirit of Fiesta. According to the book Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara’s Local Legacy, “They are judged for their Spanish dancing ability, poise, and appearance.” Auditions take place Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at La Cumbre Junior High School (2255 Modoc Rd.). Tickets are $25 and include a meet-and-greet reception (3:30-6pm) following tryouts. For info and tickets, call (805) 962-8101 or visit the Old Spanish Days office (129 Castillo St., inside the Carriage & Western Art Museum).
Spirit of Fiesta (2010)
2013 Fiesta Spirit Auditions
Twenty Youth Vie for Spirit and Junior Spirit