PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017 old Spanish days days of fiesta pre-audition announced

SANTA BARBARA – Old Spanish Days has announced that it will hold its 2017 Spirits of Fiesta Pre-Audition on Saturday, January 7 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at La Cumbre Jr. High School, 2255 Modoc Road in Santa Barbara

All participants must be residents and residing in Santa Barbara County, and applications are available immediately by visiting the OSD official web site,, or by stopping by the OSD office located at 129 Castillo Street in Santa Barbara.

According to Diana Vandervoort, OSD Division Chief for Dance and Entertainment, this pre-audition “is a preliminary review of all dancers interested in participating in the 2017 Fiesta”. She added that the pre-audition would be conducted without an audience.

In terms of age requirements, the Jr. Spirit competition is open to dancers between the ages of 8 and 10 years during the “week” of Fiesta, while the Spirit competition is open to dancers between the ages of 16 and 20 years also during the “week” of Fiesta.

This coming year, the Fiesta “week” runs from Sunday, July 30, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the country’s largest regional festivals, and has been an important historic element of the Santa Barbara community since 1924.

For additional information, please contact the OSD office Monday through Friday at 805.966.8101.

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