Staff Report

Organizers of the 96th annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta have announced an open call to pre-audition on Saturday, Jan. 4, for Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020.

The pre-audition is an open call to any dancer interested in trying out for Spirit or Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020. Some pre-audition participants will be selected for the audition finals to be held April 18.

Application forms, participant guidelines and other required materials can be found at

Participants must be residents of Santa Barbara County. Junior Spirit participants must be 8-10 years old at some point during the week of Fiesta, Aug. 2 through Aug. 9. Spirit participants must be between 16 and 20 years old during that week. Birth certificate verification will be required.

Contact the Old Spanish Days office, 805-962-8101 or, for more information.