Dear Dancers,

The official rules from the government for professional performers during this lockdown have been published. These rules are applicable at least until 19 May 2021 . At some point before that date the government will give an update about whether these rules will be modified or extended after the 19th of May.

The rules are as follows:

Professional companies and actors may continue their professional activities (training, rehearsing, making livestream recordings) in line with the Corona regulations and branch protocols.

(Professionele gezelschappen en acteurs mogen – in lijn met de coronamaatregelen en de brancheprotocollen – hun werkzaamheden (trainen, repeteren, livestreams opnemen) voortzetten.)

This means that you may train at HJS only if:

  • You are active as a professional dancer or performer and must stay in shape in order to continue your profession
  • You have performed recently in the context of a professional production or will be doing so or auditioning in the near future and thus must maintain your condition

If your situation is not one of these, you may not attend classes at HJS.

Although there is no limit determined by the government for the amount of people in professional trainings, we have set a maximum of dancers allowed in the studio.

We thank you for your understanding.

The studio is 312 square meters, which does give everyone in theory at least 10 square meters . The ventilation system is of high quality and pumps fresh (not recycled)  air into the room.

Our experience in the last 10 months – we were allowed to open in June 2020 – is that HJS is not a place where Corona thrives, but we do have to always be careful. We remind you to stick to the hygienic rules, about washing your hands and keeping distance etc.

Starting Monday 29 March, we will adjust the booking times for classes by Blossom to 14 days in advance.

As places are limited and we want everyone to be able to train, we ask you not to book the same class every single day. In case you want to book 3 or 4 ballet and 3 or 4 contemporary in a week that is fine. If you do want to take more, check the Blossom schedule late at night or in the morning to see if there are still places available. Then you are welcome to book more classes.

During the Covid-19 crisis, we follow the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, which is part of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (www.rivm.nl/en). Classes and workshops can continue unless the Dutch government decides to restrict all activities.

We work with a maximum amount of dancers per class, and with HOUSE RULES concerning hygienic and safety measurements.

Read the House Rules carefully for routing and distancing rules before you come to the studio!! You need to register in advance. Do not come if you do not have a registration.

We have a registration system BLOSSOM, see “Open Classes” page. Did your visit our classes in HJS, but somehow you can not log in? CLICK FORGOT PASSWORD?
Everyone is obliged to abide by the House Rules.

Keep in touch with this page /Facebook / Instagram and this website for updates.


celebration in the studio with colleagues, dancers and daughter Allegra


The prestigious Dansersfonds’79 prize has been awarded to HJS director Gary Feingold. The jury says: The Henny Jurriëns Studio has been a nationally and internationally renowned training center for professional dancers for 25 years, with a selection of prominent national and international teachers and Feingold is founder and director.  Twenty-eight years ago this seemingly tireless and multi-talented person came to the Netherlands. He danced at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and then engaged in a series of initiatives and projects that all aim to bring art and people together and contribute to the flowering of a diverse dance climate (…) For his valuable contributions to the status of Dutch dance art, the jury of the Dansersfonds ’79 have awarded him the Special Prize 2020. The official ceremony will take place during the Nederlands Balletgala at DeLaMar Theater in January 2021.

HJS was established in 1995 as a non-profit foundation/stichting in order to provide open training for professional-level dancers, and has since then developed into one of the most important open dance training centers in Europe.

The namesake of the foundation, the late Henny Jurriëns, was one of The Netherlands best known and loved dancers, noted for his kind and generous character. HJS offers dance training the whole year through.

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What dancers and teachers say about us

I had a great experience with the HJS organization and wanted to tell you that you are my highlight of the year!!! I will recommend you to dancers aroud me and I hope I will see you soon! 

Milena dancer from Serbia

It’s great that HJS keeps evolving and creates opportunities for the dance scene where no one in Holland has provided it yet. I’m exited to see where it will go!

Jade dancer from The Netherlands

Please keep on offering this great variety of opportunities – I think it is very valuable for aspiring dancers and professional dancers of all kind looking to develop their dancing.

Dancer from Thailand

I’m glad I took classes there, such a nice experience! Thank you to invite all talented teachers giving class and  organizing  it. I’m looking forward to take part in classes again in next year.

Pin-Chen dancer from Taiwan

The organization was fantastic, the level of the dancers was very high and the school was amazing.

Susanna dancer from Italy

De Amsterdam Summer Intensive was een van de meest opwindende en creatieve ervaringen die ik als danser heb gehad. Het werken met betrokken kunstenaars en docenten uit de hele wereld, de verschillende methodieken, de kennismaking met zoveel dansers… het heeft mijn horizon verbreed. Maar daarbovenop ontmoette ik Vittoria de Ferrari, die mij heel goed vond en een auditie voor me regelde bij het fameuze Les Ballets C de la B (Alain Platel). En… ik werd aangenomen! Dank voor HJS die met zijn programma’s niet alleen kansen biedt voor dansers maar hen ook omringt met een zeer grote interesse en zorg.

Dario, dancer from Italy