New workshop to come:

Weekend Workshop 
with Amy Raymond and Budo Master Akira Hino.
Saturday 31 October & Sunday 1 November.
12:00 – 16:00
and a lecture demonstration on the Sunday afternoon
More information will follow, and registration will be opened end of August
This workshop is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)
Stichting Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation



Amsterdam Summer Intensive a Great Success!

 With more than 350 dancers from 36 countries, 18 different workshops, and up to 7 daily classes, the 2015 Amsterdam Summer was the busiest most successful ever. For the first time it was held in one central location, the beautiful Chassé Dance Studios, so dancers could meet each other, network  and make new contacts. Not just the numbers were impressive, but from conversations held,  it seems that dancers and teachers were very happy with the whole program.
Want to give your opinion? An online questionnaire has been sent  to all participants by email.



From the 20th of July the schedule will be:
Monday through Friday
Ballet: 10:00-11:30
Contemporary: 11:30-13:00

Ballet 10:00-11:39



7 Questions for Pedro Gomes- teaching in the week of 27 July

"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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Francesco Scavetta and LEAP Program

Francesco Scavetta taught his workshop A Surprised Body at HJS during the Amsterdam Summer Inensive as a collaboration with ICK Amsterdam and LEAP. LEAP (Learn, Exchange, Apply, Practice) is a 2 year project designed for contemporary dance teachers in Europe, to exchange and discuss relevant practices in teaching methodologies.

LEAP utilizes the IDOCDE website to communicate its process and results with the project partners and the general public. One of the activities of LEAP is to organize local meetings with local dance teachers or anyone interested in dance education, it has an open structure that welcomes all and any participation. You can find more info on the project here.


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Kalina Bogoeva to Give Teachers Workshop during 'Dansimpuls'


Kalina Bogoeva to Give Teachers Workshop during 'Dansimpuls'

The yearly mutli-day workshop program 'Dansimpuls'will take place at Chassé Dance Studios this year! The program will include many workshops for teachers and HJS will collaborate with NBDK and Holland Dance in bringing the legendary pedagogue Kalina Bogoeva to give a 3-day workshop in Teaching Essential Ballet Basics on 21,22,24 August.


Article by HJS dancer Mira Petrova- Henny Jurriƫns's footsteps

Mira Petrova: Henny Jurriëns's footsteps (the original article in Hungarian is published at

The Henny Jurriens Foundation in Amsterdam  
The foundation was named after one of Netherland's most prestigious ballet dancers,Henny Jurriëns, whose career was cut short by a tragic car accident. The studio follows his philosophy that "a dancer's creativity ends when they start to be too satisfied with their performance."


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Studio Time Deal for dancers wishing to rehearse

When you buy a 10- class pass (strippenkaart) in you can use the studio for rehearsals for 4 hours for only 10 euros extra.  Subject to availability. Please write : for studio reservations.


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.


Studio for rent

The beautiful HJS studio (26m x 10m) is for rent on most afternoons,
and weekends. Call 020 4121510 or send an email to for details.

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Teachers guide

 Click to  upload/Teachers guide to Traffic in the Studio Bellamystraat_2.pdf

HJS Summer 2015
For the program click here

Chasséstraat 64
1057 JJ Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 4121510