Pilota classes for children between the ages of 9-14 begin at the Hotel Anduiza Fronton in Boise
Pilota class in March 2017: Isabel, Todor Azurtza (instructor), Parker, Josu, Jon Mikel and Patxi (photo EuskalKultura.com)
Classes at the Hotel Anduiza fronton began just over two weeks ago. Currently children between the ages of 9-14 are invited to participate. Classes are taught by Todor Azurtza, originally from Donostia, who is currently living in Boise. So far six boys and girls are taking advantage of the class that takes place on Tuesdays.
Boise, Idaho. “Haurrak ikas ezazue, euskaraz mintzatzen, ongi pilotan eta oneski dantzatzen” (children learn to speak Basque, play pilota and dance) as the popular song goes. In Boise children already had the chance to learn and practice Basque, and also to dance; and now they can add learning how to play pilota since the Children's Pilota School began in March.
Todor Azurtza, teacher at the Pilota School, told EuskalKultura.com that classes take place every week on Tuesdays at the Anduiza Fronton on the Basque Block in Idaho’s capital city. Currently kids between the ages of 9-14 are invited to participate.
Images of one of the classes
Following the advice of the Federation of Basque Pilota, the school includes instruction in handball and pala.
Currently six children are taking advantage of this opportunity “and are really enjoying the game.”
Anyone interested in getting their children involved should email Todor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come to the kantxa at the Hotel Anduiza on Tuesdays.