The Henny Jurriëns Foundation
The Henny Jurriëns Foundation (HJS) was established in 1995 in order to provide open training for professional-level dancers. The namesake of the foundation, the late Henny Jurriëns, was one of The Netherlands best known and loved dancers.
The Foundation offers both classical ballet and modern dance classes throughout the year, as well as periodic workshops concentrating on specific styles of dance or dance-related bodywork. HJS is not a school or an academy, nor is it associated with a specific company.
HJS plays a central role in the freelance professional dance community in Amsterdam and strives to serve it by providing a regular program of classes which stimulate, challenge and maintain the technical level of the dancers. The studio serves also as a networking and information center where audition, performance, workshop and housing notices are posted regularly.
HJS is a partner of the JULIdans Festival, and collaborates with all of the major dance companies and Academies in the Netherlands.
The Henny Jurriëns Foundation is grateful for the financial support it receives from the city of Amsterdam.
All of the teachers work on a guest-teaching basis and come for periods of one to three weeks. The staff is a mix of locally and foreign-based professionals who offer a wide variety of styles in both ballet and modern dance. Many are ballet masters, choreographers or directors of companies. This offers dancers the opportunity to come into contact with prominent people in the field who can guide them in their training and careers, as well as possibly help them get jobs. See Teachers.
All ballet classes are accompanied by live music, played by a group of talented pianists or by guest accompanists. Modern classes are accompanied by either live piano, percussion, or music chosen by the teacher.
On Monday through Friday three classes per day are held; 2 ballet and one modern. On Saturdays there is only a ballet class. All of the classes are open to dancers of professional level, ability and training. There are no membership fees and no reservations required. There is a limit of 30 dancers in the modern classes and 40 in the ballet classes. In some cases the limit in the modern classes is 25, if requested by the teacher. Class entry is based on a first come-first served policy. See actual class information.
Single class: € 10,00
10-class Card: € 80,-The 10 class card is good for a calendar year and expires on the last day of that year.
30 days unlimited classes (Heavy Users Pass) : €195,-
All classes are held at:
1053 BG Amsterdam
The studio is reachable with trams 7 and 17 from Amsterdam Central Station. See map.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops and a selection is made on the basis of the participants CV's. Workshops are held at various locations. Please see the workshops section of the website for specific information and locations. See workshops.
General Agreements / Rules of Procedure Henny Jurriëns Foundation are applicable on all HJS activities.
Henny Jurriëns Foundation is registered in the Central Register of CRKBO www.crkbo.nl/Register.aspx the Centrum voor Postinitieel Onderwijs Nederland. This means that all activities of HJS are VAT exempted (BTW vrijgesteld).