Choreographer looking for professional dancers will watch class 1 March

Choreographer Rianne Keyzer is looking for 4 dancers (m/f) with excellent ballet and contemporary technique. For an evening length performance in collaboration with Saxophone Quartet Syréne. Rehearsals will take place in Amsterdam from April to June. 24+ performances in the Netherlands from June to September. This is a paid project. Interested? Please send your C.V. to and attend Ballet class at Henny Jurriëns Stichting March 1st at 9:h30. (


OPEN Improv Lab Creation

With Judith Sánchez Ruíz

Date:         Tuesday 27 & Thursday 1 March 2018
Time:         13:00 - 15:00
Price:        regular class price (€ 10 ) or use your 10 class pass or Huppass. You are advised to take Judith’s open class in the morning, or come warm and ready to go. There will be no extra warm up!!!
LAB creation: while keeping the state of research awareness and curiosity we will learn to develop movement and share the experience in composition with the space and others.
 I teach and train dancers for: technical functionality, creative instinct, high performance, and transformation.

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 EASTER INTENSIVE AT HJS with workshops by

ICK , Luke Jessop and CINEDANS 2018!


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HJS Dancers on Stage ......

This Saturday 24 February at De Meervaart Amsterdam:
Simone Heijloo i.s.m. Moussa N'Diaye,
Ise Verstegen en Laye Serrere
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Important message and survey!

The future of the Dutch Transition Program for Dancers (Stichting Omscholingsregeling Dansers Nederland) is at risk, and you are able to help!

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Amsterdam Summer Intensive Preview


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Masterclass Conny Janssen Danst on Wednesday 28 February

photo Conny Janssen danst, Inside Out, Andreas Terlaak

in cooperation with 

Date:                     Wednesday 28 February
Time:                          13:00 – 15:00
Price:                    € 20,- or 2 classes on your class card or Hupass

Make sure you are warm and ready to go, there will be no warm up!
Conny Janssen herself will aim to be present towards the end of the Masterclass

You can already register on the Mindbody App or at the receptiondesk

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New Masterclasses & Workshops to come;

Save the date:  Wednesday 28 February 2018 Masterclass Conny Janssen danst

Registration now open for the following workshops:

March 2018          Flying Low with Narendra Patil

Easter Intensive    Ion Tribe with Luke Jessop

                              Double Skin / Double Mind with ICK / Victor Callens 


Pianist Charles Janko

The service for Charles will be held on Tuesday 24 October at 13:00 at
Huize Frankendael, Middenweg 72 in Amsterdam
It is with great regret that we inform HJS dancers, teachers a
nd musicians that Charles Janko has suddenly passed away.
Charles was a much-loved accompanist for ballet classes at the Henny Jurriëns Foundation for more than 15 years, and will be greatly missed.
On the HJS-desk there is a notebook in which you can share your memories of Charles, it will be there until next Monday. We will give this to his family.

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Housing suggestions

                   Housing suggestions for HJS dancers

Please follow the LINK


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Doors open at Chassé

 Dear dancers,

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor chasse dance studios

Some of you like to come early to warm up before the class, that is possible one hour in advance. Fro Monday - Friday the door will be open at 8:30 hours in the weekend at 9:00 hours. If you are earlier; the Grand Café of Hotel Chassé is always open to welcome you.



Continuing Gaga/dancers Saturday classes at HJS and Gaga/people at Chassé Dance Studios

On Saturday 9 September we will continue with Gaga/dancers classes every Saturday from 10:00-11:15. 

Maya Tamir moved back to Israel, we like to thank her for setting up the Gaga dancers classes on Saturday and the Gaga People classes at Chassé with Tamir.

Keren Rosenberg and Tamir Eting will continue to give both Gaga/dancers at HJS and Gaga/people at Cahssé Dance Studios.and we are happy to also welcome Rachael Osborne and Ian Robinson, former leading dancers at Batsheva (see teachers info)

Gaga/people from  will be given at Chassé Dance Studios on Monday and Thursday 19:00-20:15. . While Gaga/dancers is for advanced/professional dancers, Gaga/people is for anyone!  More info will be available soon on the Chassé Dance Studios website.

see more info about Gaga/people here and about Gaga/dancers here

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10 “Must Try” Summer Dance Intensives for any Experience-Hungry Dancer!

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HJS / Mindbody

For checking your schedule and how many classes you still have please go to your account on
Download the MindBody-Fitness App

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Interview with Artist Edgar Jansen

Many of you have seen the artist Edgar Jansen in the studio making drawings or watercolors of dancers. The dancer/journalist Mira Petrova has interviewed him, and we are happy to present this interview on the HJS site



Info in English about the Dutch Dance World



7 Questions for Pedro Gomes- teaching in the week of 15 & 22 February

"What motivates me the most as a teacher is to observe how dancers seem to leave my classes feeling better than when they arrived. In other words, feeling healthier and more balanced.”

HJS regularly asks its teachers a number of questions about how they look at dance, teaching and more. This week dance blogger Lisa Kapan talked to ballet teacher Pedro Gomes:

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Attention Dancers

Please pay for class before the class starts! If you take more than one class you cannot pay for the second or third class afterwards as the administration is then closed. Thanks for your cooperation.


Digital Newsletter

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Teachers guide

 Click to HJS teachers guide at Chasse Dance Studios.






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