HENNY JURRIËNS STUDIO

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER FOR DANCE PROFESSIONALS

Dear Dancers,

There is an easing of the COVID restrictions from 5 June, though we still need to work with some restrictions. HJS needs  to limit the amount of dancers in class to a maximum of 30, in our large (312 square meters and well-ventilated) studio. Our policy is the following:

Dancers may train at HJS  if:

  • They  are active as a professional dancer or performer and must stay in shape in order to continue your profession
  • They  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  their condition

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

Please 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 in the past but somehow you cannot 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


HJS DIRECTOR GARY FEINGOLD WINS DANSERSFONDS’79 SPECIAL PRIZE

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