Basque Foundation

601 West Grove Street, Boise, Idaho 83702
Limited Volunteer Limited Volunteer


The Basque Center was built in 1949 and is a gathering place for Basque people in the area. We help maintain our heritage by supporting Basque dancing, events and gatherings. The Center acts as the primary home for our two dancing groups, Boiseko Gazteak, which teaches children from 4 to 13 years of age and the Oinkari Basque Dancers, a performance troupe for ages 14 and older. The Center is also home for a Basque music group, Txantxangorriak, that plays traditional music at many of the Basque festivals (Basque group that teaches button accordian, pandareta, and txalaparta). Annually we hold tournaments for two traditional Basque card games, Mus and Briska.