Filmmakers follow Fiesta dancers from Linda Vega’s Studio to create <em>Polka Dot Alley</em>.

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Filmmakers follow Fiesta dancers from Linda Vega’s Studio to create Polka Dot Alley.

Fiesta on Film

With Old Spanish Days spirit in the air thanks to Saturday’s unveiling of this year’s Fiesta poster, this weekend is a good and last chance to see Polka Dot Alley, a trilogy of dance documentaries focused on Santa Barbara’s vibrant and often cutthroat youth flamenco scene. Filmed over four years and involving 100-plus dancers, the three feature-length films focus on five primary young ladies, their choreographers, and their families, delving into occasionally controversial, always colorful territory. The Polka Dot Alley trilogy screens this Sunday, May 24, at 3, 5:30, and 8 p.m. at the New Vic Theatre. See

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