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 new Preschool of the Arts, dance and visual art classes, Summer Arts Camps and more.

Help TRICA open its home base center! Make a donation of any amount to help us complete our renovation to get our doors open. Send us an email to [email protected], let us know you would like a tour of the site. Make a donation online at www.trica.org.

Operating as usual

Photos from TRICA Children's Arts's post 07/29/2021

Teacher training shares the love 🔥✨ #highknees #nationaldanceinstitute #nationalendowmentforthearts #ArtsIdaho #AHGrants #ctbeat #hydeparkboise

07/24/2021

Sharing the love! First week of Camps hosted @world headquarters.

Sharing the love! First week of Camps hosted @world headquarters.

07/23/2021

Gettin’ low with our first crop of campers ages 9-12. *Intensity*

Gettin’ low with our first crop of campers ages 9-12. *Intensity*

07/16/2021

✨Magical creatures ruling the floor this week at 14th and Eastman! ✨ Celebrate the Beat’s Tracy Straus and Gerald Watson are stirring inspiration clear up to our rafters!

Photos from TRICA Children's Arts's post 07/12/2021

Our swank private office at Trailhead North gave our team the space to plan, build, and grow despite the pandemic. Time to move into 14th and Eastman! We’ll never forget your kindness.

07/10/2021

Corner of 14th and Eastman

The dancers are getting antsy.

06/30/2021

💥 Announcing Michael Cullen as newly-elected Board Secretary. Michael has guided the Ranger Station central information hub for Treefort, the 5-day music & arts festival, for six years and brought creativity to his Marketing & Events role at Discovery Center of Idaho. Michael's job as Coach at One Stone is to inspire student leaders. He currently oversees Hatch, a student-led startup incubator. In his time as a U of I Vandal (Advertising and Digital Media major), Michael Cullen found a passion for arts & culture side-stage at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Service trips have taken him to Mississippi and Peru, where his heart and mind were engaged for the greater good. Michael is proving to be a passionate, articulate champion and adviser for TRICA—his impact is already felt! 💥

💥 Announcing Michael Cullen as newly-elected Board Secretary. Michael has guided the Ranger Station central information hub for Treefort, the 5-day music & arts festival, for six years and brought creativity to his Marketing & Events role at Discovery Center of Idaho. Michael's job as Coach at One Stone is to inspire student leaders. He currently oversees Hatch, a student-led startup incubator. In his time as a U of I Vandal (Advertising and Digital Media major), Michael Cullen found a passion for arts & culture side-stage at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Service trips have taken him to Mississippi and Peru, where his heart and mind were engaged for the greater good. Michael is proving to be a passionate, articulate champion and adviser for TRICA—his impact is already felt! 💥

06/17/2021

Please help TRICA welcome Safiyyah Ameen Markle to its Board of Directors. Safiyyah is a performer, dance director, choreographer, teacher and education advocate. She earned her BFA from New York University – Tisch School of the Arts and attended Alvin Ailey’s legendary school in Dance. She comes to us from Scottsdale, Arizona where she served as Dance Director at Westwood High School for 10 years, impacting the lives of hundreds of students. Safiyyah’s greatest pleasure is sharing her love of dance and knowledge, improving self-esteem, community, culture and experiences of youth teenagers and adults. The personal experience of having danced for 10 years before finally having her first black dance teacher at the age of 16 shaped Safiyyah’s professional career. This is when she learned the importance of representation; it gave her a strong desire to broaden and bridge the diversity of the community around her. Safiyyah brings history and expertise with programs, production and artistic training. Her love of children, passion for the right education (including socio-emotional), an understanding of event planning, sales, marketing and hospitality, as well as life/business perspectives from geographies across the US make her a wonderful asset to the TRICA Board.

Please help TRICA welcome Safiyyah Ameen Markle to its Board of Directors. Safiyyah is a performer, dance director, choreographer, teacher and education advocate. She earned her BFA from New York University – Tisch School of the Arts and attended Alvin Ailey’s legendary school in Dance. She comes to us from Scottsdale, Arizona where she served as Dance Director at Westwood High School for 10 years, impacting the lives of hundreds of students. Safiyyah’s greatest pleasure is sharing her love of dance and knowledge, improving self-esteem, community, culture and experiences of youth teenagers and adults. The personal experience of having danced for 10 years before finally having her first black dance teacher at the age of 16 shaped Safiyyah’s professional career. This is when she learned the importance of representation; it gave her a strong desire to broaden and bridge the diversity of the community around her. Safiyyah brings history and expertise with programs, production and artistic training. Her love of children, passion for the right education (including socio-emotional), an understanding of event planning, sales, marketing and hospitality, as well as life/business perspectives from geographies across the US make her a wonderful asset to the TRICA Board.

Timeline Photos 05/27/2021

💥 School is out! Camps are ON! 💥
Time to recruit friends to dance in Hyde Park.

Hurry! Camps are filling fast.

Let TRICA bring out the best this summer for our kids! Invite your child’s friends to dance, move and help celebrate our permanent Hyde Park home. Now’s the time to sign up your child for an additional camp and invite their friends.
*|https://www.trica.org/summer-camps|*

www.trica.org/summer-camps
call 208-344-2220
[email protected]

💥 School is out! Camps are ON! 💥
Time to recruit friends to dance in Hyde Park.

Hurry! Camps are filling fast.

Let TRICA bring out the best this summer for our kids! Invite your child’s friends to dance, move and help celebrate our permanent Hyde Park home. Now’s the time to sign up your child for an additional camp and invite their friends.
*|https://www.trica.org/summer-camps|*

www.trica.org/summer-camps
call 208-344-2220
[email protected]

05/22/2021

Farm fresh beats! See u at camp 🎶🥁 Link in bio ✌🏽

05/11/2021

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 Hyde Park.
trica.org/summer-camps #daftpunk #childrensarts #ArtsIdaho #boisedepartmentofartsandhistory #boisesummercamp #northendboise #boisemomlife #treasurevalley #liveloveboise #boise #thisisboise #danceboise #nationaldanceinstitute #treasurevalleyidaho #boiseschools #westadaschooldistrict #trica #tricaidaho

05/08/2021

Two magic words: “Registration confirmed.” Time to fly with TRICA in our rescued cathedral. Register your child today: trica.org/summer-camps!
🔥 🔥 🔥
#trica
#boisesummercamp
#idahosummercamp
#boisecamp
#thisisboise
#momsofboise
#northendboise
#treasurevalley
#boisemomlife
#danceboise
#boisesummer
#treasurevalleyidaho
#liveloveboise
#boiseidaho
#boiseartsandhistory
#idahocommissiononthearts
#boise
#thisisboise
#iamboise
#boiseschooldistrict
#meridianschooldistrict
#westadaschooldistrict
#boisepubliclibrary
#nationaldanceinstitute
#celebratethebeat
#jonswarthout

Two magic words: “Registration confirmed.” Time to fly with TRICA in our rescued cathedral. Register your child today: trica.org/summer-camps!
🔥 🔥 🔥
#trica
#boisesummercamp
#idahosummercamp
#boisecamp
#thisisboise
#momsofboise
#northendboise
#treasurevalley
#boisemomlife
#danceboise
#boisesummer
#treasurevalleyidaho
#liveloveboise
#boiseidaho
#boiseartsandhistory
#idahocommissiononthearts
#boise
#thisisboise
#iamboise
#boiseschooldistrict
#meridianschooldistrict
#westadaschooldistrict
#boisepubliclibrary
#nationaldanceinstitute
#celebratethebeat
#jonswarthout

04/30/2021

In honor of International Dance Day! Not a dry eye in the house. (Sound up!)

Photos from TRICA Children's Arts's post 04/22/2021

✨Join us this summer in Hyde Park ✨ - *|https://www.trica.org/summer-camps|* #TRICA #boisesummercamps #AHGrant #NationalDanceInstitute #ChildrensArts

04/10/2021

TRICA's Preschool of the Arts welcomes Nancy Neely as one of our head teachers. "Mrs. Neely" became best known and loved in the Boise School District for her legendary impact on 1st graders. To work in a new preschool environment that allows children to express themselves creatively, emotionally AND physically is Nancy Neely’s dream come true. Neely's passion is for every child to have success in life, including a strong sense of self and the knowledge that they're unique. Mrs. Neely is the "cool teacher" who bought snow tires for her bike so she could bike commute to school in winter. Believing strongly in hands-on and hands-in learning approaches, Neely is the perfect fit for an Arts Preschool. To quote a parent from Washington Elementary, "If TRICA gets the chance to grab Mrs. Neely, you'd be INSANE not to." We've done it. Please help us welcome Nancy Neely!

TRICA's Preschool of the Arts welcomes Nancy Neely as one of our head teachers. "Mrs. Neely" became best known and loved in the Boise School District for her legendary impact on 1st graders. To work in a new preschool environment that allows children to express themselves creatively, emotionally AND physically is Nancy Neely’s dream come true. Neely's passion is for every child to have success in life, including a strong sense of self and the knowledge that they're unique. Mrs. Neely is the "cool teacher" who bought snow tires for her bike so she could bike commute to school in winter. Believing strongly in hands-on and hands-in learning approaches, Neely is the perfect fit for an Arts Preschool. To quote a parent from Washington Elementary, "If TRICA gets the chance to grab Mrs. Neely, you'd be INSANE not to." We've done it. Please help us welcome Nancy Neely!

04/08/2021

TRICA's Preschool of the Arts welcomes Alisha Donahue as Head Teacher of the 5-day Class. "Miss Alisha" is a dynamic and entertaining force in the classroom, trained in the best early childhood philosophies and curricula. An experienced and beloved preschool educator, Alisha has given hundreds of young learners a fantastic start toward a lifelong love of learning. When she is not teaching, Alisha Donahue is a stand-up comedian, podcaster and YouTuber, as well as a singer, dancer and karaoke DJ to the stars. Alisha has performed on stages around the world, and with people you have actually heard of. While "comedian" Alisha and "teacher" Alisha travel in very different worlds, Alisha brings humor and laughter into the classroom at every opportunity. Please join us in welcoming this engaging dynamo with a ten-thousand watt smile!

TRICA's Preschool of the Arts welcomes Alisha Donahue as Head Teacher of the 5-day Class. "Miss Alisha" is a dynamic and entertaining force in the classroom, trained in the best early childhood philosophies and curricula. An experienced and beloved preschool educator, Alisha has given hundreds of young learners a fantastic start toward a lifelong love of learning. When she is not teaching, Alisha Donahue is a stand-up comedian, podcaster and YouTuber, as well as a singer, dancer and karaoke DJ to the stars. Alisha has performed on stages around the world, and with people you have actually heard of. While "comedian" Alisha and "teacher" Alisha travel in very different worlds, Alisha brings humor and laughter into the classroom at every opportunity. Please join us in welcoming this engaging dynamo with a ten-thousand watt smile!

New arts preschool set to open in former Boise cathedral 04/04/2021

New arts preschool set to open in former Boise cathedral

Now registering Ages 3-5 in our Preschool of the Arts for Fall '21 - one block off Hyde Park! #payartists #payteachers #thenorthend #boisepreschool #historicnorthendboise #hydeparkboise #boisedev #tricachildrensarts

New arts preschool set to open in former Boise cathedral Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts, also known as TRICA, is enrolling students for its new preschool in Boise’s north end, near downtown. TRICA was founded over 25 years ago and offers a variety of dance and art programs to children ages 2-12. Preschool of the Arts Enrollment for chil...

04/01/2021

TRICA's Preschool of the Arts welcomes Lee Honsinger as Associate Director. Lee is a beloved educator who has impacted so many children and families in her 20+ years leading the downtown YMCA's Guided Discovery preschool. She'll be at 14th & Eastman to open the doors to TRICA Preschool of the Arts families on September 7th. Please help us welcome this incredibly special leader with a huge heart!

TRICA's Preschool of the Arts welcomes Lee Honsinger as Associate Director. Lee is a beloved educator who has impacted so many children and families in her 20+ years leading the downtown YMCA's Guided Discovery preschool. She'll be at 14th & Eastman to open the doors to TRICA Preschool of the Arts families on September 7th. Please help us welcome this incredibly special leader with a huge heart!

Timeline Photos 04/01/2021

✨Celebrate TRICA's Opening Summer Camps Spectacular—join the nation's best instructors and a live musician for world-class weeklong camps culminating in a crowd-pleasing Saturday performance. Ages 3-12. Choose morning or afternoon session(s). Camps run July 12 - August 14th 2021
$200/per student per week✨ - https://www.trica.org/summer-camps #TRICA #ChildrensArts #boisesummercamps #AHGrant #NationalDanceInstitute

✨Celebrate TRICA's Opening Summer Camps Spectacular—join the nation's best instructors and a live musician for world-class weeklong camps culminating in a crowd-pleasing Saturday performance. Ages 3-12. Choose morning or afternoon session(s). Camps run July 12 - August 14th 2021
$200/per student per week✨ - https://www.trica.org/summer-camps #TRICA #ChildrensArts #boisesummercamps #AHGrant #NationalDanceInstitute

Photos from AAA Sign Co.'s post 03/25/2021

AAA Sign Co. sets a great example for all the young artists in our city.

New arts preschool set to open in former Boise cathedral 03/16/2021

New arts preschool set to open in former Boise cathedral

Thanks, BoiseDev! We look forward to inspiring the children of Boise—one block off Hyde Park.

New arts preschool set to open in former Boise cathedral Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts, also known as TRICA, is enrolling students for its new preschool in Boise’s north end, near downtown. TRICA was founded over 25 years ago and offers a variety of dance and art programs to children ages 2-12. Preschool of the Arts Enrollment for chil...

03/10/2021

Over 25 years in the making- TRICA's Preschool of the Arts is coming this September. Currently enrolling for ages 3-5.

"Creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status." -Sir Ken Robinson

https://www.trica.org/preschoolofthearts

Over 25 years in the making- TRICA's Preschool of the Arts is coming this September. Currently enrolling for ages 3-5.

"Creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status." -Sir Ken Robinson

https://www.trica.org/preschoolofthearts

12/31/2020

Your belief in Children's Arts is paying off. - https://mailchi.mp/trica.org/childrens-arts-need-a-home-4719026

11/27/2020

Archealogical dig or construction site? (making room for an elevator to allow for ADA accessibility at TRICA- accessibility is an important value here).

03/03/2020

TRICA 2020 Summer Camps- register now! - https://mailchi.mp/trica.org/2020-trica-summer-camps-2701005

01/09/2020

Setting up for the final stucco!

#trica #tricaidaho #centerforlearningthroughthearts #thisisboise #treasurevalleyinstituteforchildrensarts

wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu 01/04/2020

Music Therapy In NICUs Can Help Babies Get Home Sooner

Naturally, this makes sense that music would have a healing support to a new born.

wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu Research shows that music therapy in neonatal intensive care units helps infants get released from the hospital early. Experts in Florida helped pioneer

01/04/2020

National Trust for Historic Preservation

We're starting off the new year with one of our all time favorite reads.

classicfm.com 12/30/2019

Yo-Yo Ma's Bach video is the most beautiful thing we've ever seen

classicfm.com In this gorgeous video, the famous cellist is seen on top of a city building playing the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 – but the video has a powerful message

kqed.org 12/30/2019

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

kqed.org Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica explain how a school redistributed funds to bring back arts education and saw student behavior improve dramatically.

standard.co.uk 12/26/2019

Going to museums and the theatre helps you live longer, says study

standard.co.uk Science is finally catching up to something we’ve known for years: going to the theatre is a matter of life and death. No, it’s not that the combined price of a programme and ice cream is enough to raise your blood pressure. Or that that standing up and down to let people get to their seats is t...

12/15/2019

Brain Pickings

How playing music benefits your brain more than any other activity

12/05/2019

Join us tonight at Boise Public Library for First Thursdays!
Breakdance with Mr. Jon, 6:30-7:15 pm, Hayes Auditorium.

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.

Videos (show all)

Corner of 14th and Eastman
In honor of International Dance Day! Not a dry eye in the house. (Sound up!)
Inside the tent at TRICA#trica #tricaidaho #treasurevalleyinstituteforchildrensarts #historicpreservation #desertsagewal...
Mud slinging at TRICA- the stucco has begun!
Shadow Dance Camp, 2019
TRICA programs take children seriously, and they take learning seriously
The Arm Ripple!
The Jitterbug!
The Charleston!

Location

Telephone

Address


1406 W Eastman St
Boise, ID
83702

General information

TRICA Is founded on the belief that art education has a unique power to inspire children towards a higher standard of excellence, creativity, and expression that will pour over into other areas of their education, career path, relationships, ambitions and life. Our unique pedagogy supports the developing and richly inspired minds, bodies, and hearts of children ages 2-12. We embrace all diversity and never turn away a child due to lack of ability to pay. In 2007, TRICA purchased a historic sandstone church to be a home base for programs. For over a decade our community has generously supported our renovation efforts and the vision of TRICA’s Center for Learning and the Arts.
Other Educational Camps in Boise (show all)
MentorsCloud.com MentorsCloud.com
6151 N Discovery Way
Boise, 83713

MentorsCloud.com offers summer camps to educate, empower, and entertain the young minds.

MGM Junior Camp MGM Junior Camp
3554 N 39th St
Boise, 83703

The purpose of the Junior Shooter Camp is to enhance the skills of the junior shooters and help prepare them for competition.