The Lamoille Basque Society is proudly comprised of both Basque and non-Basque families that are committed to preserving and perpetuating the ancient culture of the Basques. Featuring dance troupe, Ardi Baltza, they are able to connect with today's youth and style in order to preserve their history. Weaving emotion and storytelling into their performances, Ardi Baltza captures the essence of the Basques. Pulling choreography from both traditional and modern Basque dance, Ardi Baltza is able to connect past to present.The troupe is lead by Director Kiaya Memeo, Accordionist Anamarie Lopategui and Lead-Choreographer Franci Mendive. Ardi Baltza has been featured in many cultural events across the country including Jaialdi in Boise,Idaho and The Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.