TRICA Children's Arts

Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts inspires children Ages 2-12 through world class expe

TRICA provides meaningful, world-class experiences in the Arts taught by outstanding and loving Educators, inspiring children to a stronger sense of Humanity, Community and Good Will. Treasure Valley Institute for Children's Arts has educated and inspired more than 65,000+ children throughout Idaho for 25 years.

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The Building is Open: Help us fill it with Children! 🛝 12/16/2022

The Building is Open: Help us fill it with Children! 🛝

Thanks to you, the barriers to world-class arts education continue to come down for more families in Idaho. Please consider helping us fill this miraculous building with the magic of children’s arts and learning with a donation today.

The Building is Open: Help us fill it with Children! 🛝 Taking a moment to pause this holiday season, with SO VERY MUCH to be grateful for, and many wonderful things on the horizon...


Stop by TRICA for a Holiday Open House, complete with a hot cocoa stand tended by TRICA children this Saturday! Doors will be open Noon-4pm for you!


The Preschoolers of TRICA cannot wait to share their art exhibit with you! Come for an Art Opening Reception at The Riverside Hotel tomorrow, Friday 12/2, 5:30p-7:00pm. At 6 pm, you may even catch a dance demonstration by all the young artists. "Showing Off Our Stuff" will be available to view or purchase at many price points throughout December at The Riverside Hotel - Boise.

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It took us over 16 years to renovate our magical space, it’s now time for us to celebrate accordingly.

Whether you’re looking for a venue for a wedding, a corporate holiday party, or your kid’s school fundraiser, TRICA can offer a truly spectacular backdrop for any event.

Interested in booking our space? Feel free to DM us here or click on the link in our bio to fill out an inquiry form.

Planning & design:

TRICA Speakeasy 10/24/2022

TRICA Speakeasy

Do you have your tickets? Don't miss your chance for a hell of a party and to learn from Mr. Jon!

TRICA Speakeasy Celebrate a night of drinks and dancing with TRICA's fundraiser because we could all use one hell of a party.


Say what?! A knock your socks off party 💃🥂 to support children's arts and learning? Join the party on Saturday, November 5, 2022 to support TRICA's mission to inspire the 🔥 hell out of children! Get your tickets now:

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Summer Arts Camps = phenomenal Guest Artists and world class Musicians who know how to light children up. Thanks, TRICA Parents for trusting us!

A few camp scholarships still available!

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TRICA has been recognized with an ORCHID AWARD from Preservation Idaho for the restoration of the Immanual Methodist Episcopal Church.

Thank you Erstad Architects, CM Company, TMC Masonry, Paradigm of Idaho, the North End Neighborhood and many contributors who rescued this sacred structure!

TRICA 07/07/2022


Calling all Magical Creatures! Grab a friend and enroll now:


TRICA 06/28/2022


Beat the heat! Send your 7-8 year old "ball of fire" to our Sanctuary Dance Floor and Visual Arts studio (The AC is on).
Enroll now:
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This Summer is gonna be 🔥🔥🔥! Grab your camp spot before it's gone! Register today:

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Just ONE MONTH until TRICA Summer Camps start! Join us for immersive, week-long performing arts camps in the heart of Boise's historic North End. Learn more at: Link in bio.

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To infinity and beyond! 🚀
TRICA Summer Camps have something for everyone, with themes ranging from an out-of-this-world space exploration to the messy magic of an indoor food fight. No matter what you choose, you'll be guaranteed a playful, memorable, and wildly original experience right here in our iconic, Hyde Park Castle/Church.
Hurry, classes fill FAST!

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TRICA's Summer Arts and Performance Camps for 3-12 year-olds bring together dance, visual arts and literature for non-stop engagement in a spectacular castle-church setting with loving, expert Master Teachers who “get” children and bring out their best. Morning and afternoon sessions available. Register NOW at: Link in bio.


🕶☀️TRICA's famous weeklong arts camps are enrolling students ages 3-12. Morning and afternoon sessions—sign up now!


Let us inspire 🔥 the heck out of your child Ages 3 - 12 with creatively-themed dance and visual arts camps with live music 🥁for non-stop engagement in a spectacular castle-church setting. They'll take home art projects, learn a sequence of dance steps and bring it all together in a culminating Friday presentation to families and friends. See y'all at camp! 🎶

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TRICA is Opening Grandly this Spring and YOU'RE invited! We're thrilled to welcome the community to our rescued historic castle/church campus. Join us for building tours, arts and crafts, and a May Day Open House celebration and street party for the whole family on Sunday, 5/1 from 2-4pm. Learn the Maypole Dance and take a tour of our Sanctuary and TRICA's Preschool of the Arts on the lower level. See you on May Day!


Help TRICA celebrate its Grand Opening on SUNDAY May 1st from 2-4pm! Take a tour of the award-winning historic restoration that was a 15-year grassroots community effort.

Join TRICA Founder Jon Swarthout as he teaches the time-honored traditional Maypole folk dance around a 15-foot tall Maypole at the intersection of 14th and Eastman.

Free family and child-oriented activities will be offered. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on foot, bike, bus or ride share.

1406 Eastman St. Boise, ID 83702


Our Preschool of the Arts features a regular practice of Children's Yoga and mindfulness in this stunning historic Sanctuary a block off Hyde Park. Bring your young one in for a tour, and consider joining us for the 2022-2023 school year!


Know a kind, funny, and one-of-a-kind kiddo ready for inspired and innovative learning? TRICA is now ENROLLING for TRICA's Preschool of the Arts 2022-2023 School Year. Outstanding teachers and life-changing visiting artists! Learn more and schedule a castle-church campus tour at


Mark your calendar for a Red Carpet Affair celebrating an historic community achievement at 14th and Eastman.

♠️ Event Sponsors and Table Hosts, we'd love to hear from you. ♠️


📣 Enrollment is Now Open for 2022-2023! Let's make some preschool magic with your 3-5 year-old. Don't wait—apply today + schedule your personal tour of the castle: 🥁🎵🔥

OTA Students Finish Semester “en Pointe” with Children’s Dance Camp 01/29/2022

OTA Students Finish Semester “en Pointe” with Children’s Dance Camp

Redefining what SUCCESS means for children in a world with a wide spectrum of abilities. With CWI OTA program.🙌🏽

OTA Students Finish Semester “en Pointe” with Children’s Dance Camp In partnership with TRICA, Occupational Therapy Assistant students put their knowledge to work with the creation of a week-long, all-inclusive dance camp for children in the community.


Behind the Scenes: Afterglowing from Camp

Post-camp euphoria! Let’s make it available to even more families. Giving Tuesday is live! Donate tonight and your gift will be matched by a TRICA Board Member. Thank you!

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"I’m donating because you gave my child a safe space to test out their growing confidence in performing." Double your impact for TRICA this Giving Tuesday!

Today only! Donate $100, $250 or $1000 and your gift will be matched by a TRICA Board Member.

Let's bring down the barriers to world class arts education in Idaho and reach as many children as possible in 2022! Thanks to you, we're creating a new environment in the Treasure Valley where love meets excellence, and creativity is boundless. Join us!


Preschool of the Arts is a sweet surprise🍦 on TRICA's lower level! Join our community of creativity--we have a few openings for ages 3-5. Visit or call 208.344.2220


TRICA Children's Arts

Put those little shoes on, grab a mask and bring your child for a VIP Tour!

TRICA Children's Arts Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts inspires children Ages 2-12 through world class experiences in the Arts. Offering a Preschool of the Arts, dance and visual art classes, Summer Arts Camps, In-School Residencies and more.

Our Story

TRICA’s mission is: to provide meaningful experiences in the arts taught by outstanding and loving educators, inspiring the children of Treasure Valley to develop attitudes and values contributing to a stronger sense of community, humanity, and good will.

For 23 years, TRICA has offered quality arts education to children in public schools, private schools, preschools, libraries, and wherever there are children eager to learn. We offer programs that enrich and bolster their learning experience through dance, music, visual arts, theater, and more. With children as our focus, we are working hard to invest in their learning process in a way that will positively impact their lives- in school and out. We are working diligently toward filling the gap within the learning system by providing quality arts education in financially pinched school systems. TRICA provides educational programs across multiple disciplines of art, inspiring children to a higher standard of excellence, a superior education, and a positive belief in themselves that will pour over into all areas of their lives.

The opening of our permanent home base, the Center for Learning and the Arts, will conservatively triple the number of children we serve, bringing an expansion to our current programs by offering ever-evolving experiences including a robust after school program and summer camps. We will also offer performance and project opportunities to children and their families throughout the year. As a beacon for quality learning and the arts, our center will also have the capacity to efficiently offer teacher training and curriculum development.

TRICA is a member of Associates of National Dance Institute (ANDI) in NYC, a collective of arts education programs inspired by NDI’s award-winning pedagogy. TRICA celebrates diversity and welcomes all children of Idaho’s Treasure Valley- and beyond. We have never turned away a child for lack of ability to pay.

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This Spring Break, take your kid clubbin' TRICA Style! See you on the dance floor. #treefort10https://www.treefortmusicf...
Behind the Scenes: Afterglowing from Camp
✨Magical creatures ruling the floor this week at 14th and Eastman! ✨ Celebrate the Beat’s Tracy Straus and Gerald Watson...
Corner of 14th and Eastman
Farm fresh beats! See u at camp 🎶🥁 Link in bio ✌🏽
Summer Camps, boyz! Everybody will be dancing and be Doing it right. Ages 3-12: Sign up and let’s get loose this summer ...
In honor of International Dance Day! Not a dry eye in the house. (Sound up!)
Shadow Dance Camp, 2019
TRICA programs take children seriously, and they take learning seriously
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1406 W Eastman Street
Boise, ID

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