|The Boiseko organizers and teachers have discussed our options for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. We want to come back when it safe for our dancers, teachers and musicians. When that will be is still to be determined, but we agree that we can go ahead with online registration, so we’re ready to return to practice when it is safe to do so.
Online registration for Boiseko Gazteak is now live! It will be accessible until Tuesday, September 22.
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: BKO2020-21_REGISTRATION_INSTRUCTIONS
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM: BOISEKO GAZTEAK 2020 – 2021 REGISTRATION
At this time, we will postpone onsite registration and costume measurements until the Basque Center is open again and we are close to resuming practices.
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 ([email protected]).
If you have questions, or you would like to be added to the Boiseko Gazteak email list, please contact the Boiseko Gazteak board: email
Because of the pandemic, we are going through a fabric shortage right now, and we are concerned about providing enough costumes for all of our dancers. During registration, we will also be asking for information about your costume needs. If you or someone you know that has costumes to sell, please feel free to contact Heather Totoricaguena (208-860-9392 or [email protected]).
COSTUME INFORMATION: BKO2020-21_COSTUME_CHECK_LIST
Txikituak (txiki) – 4*-5 year olds (must be at least 4 by Oct. 1, 2020)
Azkarrak – 6-7 years old
Txulitoak – 8-10 years old
Nagusiak – 11-14 years old
*On occasion, we have allowed children who have not yet turned 4 to practice and perform with the Txikis. This is done on a case-by-case basis. A couple of things to keep in mind: one parent must be present and help teach/corral the kids at each Txiki practice throughout the season. This volunteer assignment does not count towards the two volunteer shifts per family you must complete during the season. In addition, your child will stay in Txikis for three years, and move up to Azkarrak with the other dancers their age after turning six years old.
Teachers & Musicians Wanted:
The board is 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 protected]).
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 protected]).
2020-2021 Calendar (TENTATIVE):
09/08 – Online registration begins
TBD – Onsite registration at 7PM at the Basque Center (including used costume buying/selling, new costume measuring, and volunteer signup)
TBD – First practice at 7PM (practice each Tuesday until December 1, no practice on November 24)
12/06 (TENTATIVE) – Winter Show (Borah High) & Euzkaldunak Children’s Christmas Party (Basque Center)
01/12 – Practice resumes at 7PM (practice each Tuesday until March 2)
03/08 – Spring Show (Borah High)
07/26 – Jaialdi practice at 7PM
07/27 – Jaialdi practice at 7PM
07/31 – Jaialdi performance (Idaho Expo)