Boiseko Gazteak


The first dancing practice will be on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 PM.


Online registration for Boiseko Gazteak will begin on Tuesday, September 8. It will be accessible until Tuesday, September 22. You will receive an email notification when registration opens with links to the registration documents. You may also register in person on September 22 at 7:00 PM 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 go live on September 8)

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. You may also register for Euzkaldunak during the Boiseko Gazteak registration on the evening of Tuesday, September 22.

Group Organization

Txikituak (4-5 years old) (must be at least 4 by Oct. 1, 2015) - 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

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 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 email).

Questions? Please contact the Boiseko Gazteak board: email

2015-2016 Calendar

09/08 - Online registration begins
09/22 - Onsite registration at the Basque Center (including used costume buying/selling, new costume measuring, and volunteer signup)
09/29 - First practice (practice each Tuesday until December 1, no practice on November 24)
12/06 - Winter Show
01/12 - Practice resumes (practice each Tuesday until March 8)
03/13 - Spring Show

Boiseko Gazteak Musicians & Teachers - 2014-2015


Dave Lachiondo, Morrie Berriochoa, Chris Bieter, Rosa Arrubarrena, Deitra Haylett-Batt, Ryan Schaffner, Diana Lachiondo, Leandra Aburusa-Lete, Alicia Dennis, Camille Durham, Argia Dougherty, Sarah Smith, Claire Boyd


Nikki Totorica, Johnny Boyd, Lisa Norton, Edu Sarria, Carmen Achabal, Brenna Garro, Gunnar Kuehl, Emily Pape, Carmen Spencer


Miren Lete-Odencrantz, James Sangroniz, Johnny Aldape, Alicia Lachiondo, Michele Lauer, Aisea Odencrantz, Amaia Sangroniz


Teresa Franzoia, Alaina Gavica, Annie Gavica, Jaclyn Lasuen, Tyler Smith

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Here are just a few reminders for practice:

• Please have your dancer at the specified location on time and ready to dance, wearing their dancing shoes or a pair of comfortable shoes.
• Send your dancer to practice with a filled water bottle for refreshment. (Most locations don’t have drinking water available.)
• Take inventory of what your dancer takes with them to practice, and remind to pick up all their belongings at the end.
• As the weather gets colder, please send them in warm clothing (especially for the Txulitoak group in the Fronton!).

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
CeCe Uranga – Costumes
Phone: 208.794.4319 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)


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