Holiday Schedule- Open ballet and Gaga classes

The Holiday Schedule is as follows:

On the 25th and 26th of December and 1st of January there will no classes.

Wednesday 27 , Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December
9:30 Ballet  - Iqbal Khawaja 
10:00 Gaga - Yaniv Avraham or Guy Shomroni

Saturday 30 December
10:00 Ballet - Iqbal Khawaja
10:00 Gaga -Yaniv Avraham or Guy Shomroni

From the 2nd January Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will teach Ballet and Jenia Kasatkina will teach Modern (Countertechnique).

Happy Holidays!


Bari 8th edition Competition San Nicola

 This evening the Finale and Gala will take place of the annual competition, organized by Simona de Tullio,  in which HJS takes part since the start in 2010.

This year HJS will be represented by Maurice Causey, we are looking forward to host the winners in the upcoming HJS Summer Intensive 2018, which will take place from 

7 - 27 July 2018!! 



Gaga workshop 27 - 31 December 2017!

 This December, for the 3rd time we will have the


YANIV AVRAHAM asst. by Guy Shomroni

photo by Gadi Dagon

See for more info about the schedule and registration HERE

***Thursday 23-11-217: We have reached the minimum amount of participants, so the workshop will continue!!


HJS 5 -10 Class card

 Please note that your HJS-class-card is valid until the end of December 2017!!!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor end of validity


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

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HJS Autumn Extensive 2017

New workshops / Masterclasses iin the fall & winter:

Workshops & masterclasses including Kylian Repertory with Shirley Esseboom, Peeping Tom/Jos Baker, Iñaki Azpillaga movement lab, Hofesh Shechter Dance Co. (sold out) Luke Jessop, partnering workshop with Christina Mertzani & Evangelos Poulinos, 5-day Gaga workshop, Masterclass with  Les Ballets C. de la B  with Romain Guion, Masetrclass with Arno Schuitemaker

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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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HJS pilot in June: Sign up for classes in advance!!

In order to increase the efficiency of the sign-in procedure were are testing the possibility of signing in for classes in advance. This gives you the opportunity to book your next class, without having to stand in line at the reception desk here.
Can you help us and sign up online for the classes you plan take this month? This will help us learning how this works, and if this might be a handy feature to use in the future. Especially during the HJS Summer intensive, when classes may reach the maximum amount of dancers allowed. It can be efficient in controlling the lines in front of the reception desk in the morning, and can help you in saving a spot on time.
When you sign in on-line, this will NOT be taken off from your 10-class card. Only after you have shown up at the desk and identified yourself to the receptionist will your participation be confirmed, and the class deducted from you remaining classes.
If you didn’t already install the MINDBODY APP, please do so.
Available for free at the App Store and Google Play
Then go to:
Henny Jurriens Foundation / SCHEDULE, and BOOK your class(es). 
Or go to the website:



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

Click HERE


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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Accreditation CRKBO!!

 HJS has been audited and again approved by the CRKBO as a professional educational program and continues to stay BTW free!


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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HJS Summer 2017
For the program click here

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