Boiseko Gazteak 2014-2014 Registration
The first dancing practice will be on Tuesday, September 30, at 7:00 P.M.
Online registration for Boiseko Gazteak will begin on Tuesday, September 9. It will be accessible until Tuesday, September 23. You will receive an email notification when registration opens with links to the registration documents. You may also register in person on September 23 at 7:00P.M. at the Basque Center. Whether you register online or not, you will need to come to the Basque Center that evening if you need to have your children measured for costumes, have costumes altered, or purchase used costumes, shoes, and other costume accessories. This evening will also be an opportunity to sell your used costume to another parent (if you are selling a costume, please plan to arrive early so that the costume pieces can be priced prior to registration).
In order to access the online registration forms, please use the following link:
(The links will appear here on Tuesday, September 9.)
In order to dance with Boiseko Gazteak, Parents/Guardians (NOT Grandparents) must be members of Euzkaldunak. If you are not currently a member of Euzkaldunak, you may become a member by contacting Patty Gabica Haas via email. The cost of a new member is $40. You may also register for Euzkaldunak during the Boiseko Gazteak registration on the evening of Tuesday, September 23.
Txikituak (4-5 years old) (must be at least 4 by Oct. 1, 2014) - Basque Museum classroom
Azkarrak (6-7 years old) - Basque Center basement
Txulitoak (8-10 years old) - Fronton (enter from Grove St.)
Nagusiak (11-14 years old) - Basque Center main hall
We are still looking for a couple of people/families to assist with costumes. YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SEW! Assisting Linda would count as your family’s two volunteer jobs! This is just organizing the new costumes, assisting the seamstress at registration and delivering the finished costumes to the families. Please contact Linda Barinaga (208.922.4037 or email) for additional information and requirements.
Teachers & Musicians Wanted
The board is also looking for teaching volunteers to assist the directors for each age group. This program cannot continue without the people who are committed to teaching every Tuesday night for nine weeks before Christmas and nine weeks after Christmas. Teaching is also a great opportunity for current high school kids to earn volunteer hours. Please think about joining the crew that continues to pass on our culture to these wonderful kids year after year. If you are interested, please contact Johnny Aldape (208.761.2121 or via email).
Similarly, we are also looking for musicians (txistu, accordion, & tambourine) to provide live music during practices and performances. If you are interested, please contact Nikki Totorica (208.867.2175 or via email).
Boiseko Gazteak Board Members:
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the Boiseko Gazteak Board Members listed below:
Johnny Aldape – Chairman
Phone: 208.761.2121 or email
Jennifer Boyd – Secretary
Phone: 208.861.1583 or email
Linda Barinaga – Costumes
Phone: 208.922.4037 or email
Nikki Totorica – Music and Musicians
Phone: 208.867.2175 or email
Melissa Wolfe – Volunteer Coordinator
Phone 208.890.9371 or email
Boiseko Gazteak Board group email
To see a brief clip of the Boiseko Gazteak performing at the Jim Jausoro Gogoan, click on the following link (to save to your computer, right click the link, and select "Save Target As...").
Boiseko_perf-Jausoro_Gogoan_2007.mpg (8 MB)