Studio ISH

Every week we organize beginner's classes especially for children and young people in our studios in New West.

Our studio program has activities for children and young people who love breaking, house, hiphop or street dance, or who just want to have fun dancing and moving. At ISH Academy, we teach not just skills, but we help you find and extend on your own creativity and talents­– that’s why we call it ‘creative movement’ classes. Is ISH Academy someting for you? You can take a trial lesson any time. Please registar through the form underneath this page.


Studio ISH has classes for children aged 6-9 years, 10-14 years and young people aged 10 - 14 years. No experience is needed. Classes take place on:

Wednesday from 16:00 - 17:00: 6 - 9 years old
Wednesdays from 18:00 - 19:30: 10 - 14 years old
Lessons season 2024-2025

Classes at Studio ISH work with three periods. The class periods are arranged as follows:

Group 10 -14 years:

  • Period 1 (12 weeks)
    Wed 18 Sept to Wed 10 Dec ( no classes during autumn holidays on Wed 30 Oct)
    Presentation Saturday 14 December
    (? Podium Lely? Meervaart in combination with other courses)
  • Period 2 (12 weeks)
    Wed 22 Jan to Wed 16 April (no lessons during spring break on Wed 19 Feb)
    Presentation during Meervaart Jong Festival ?? Sat 19 / Sun 20 April
  • Period 3 (8 weeks)
    Wed 7 May to Wed 25 June
    Closing of the year on Saturday 28 June: roller disco/party

You register for participation in an entire block. You can join at any time.

*We do not offer lessons during the school holidays.

Coaching and lessons

During the lessons, you will develop skills according to the ISH idea. You come into contact with different styles and forms of movement. This will help you learn how your body works and discover your own dance style.
ISH Academy teachers give assignments, devise exercises and help you develop your skills and creativity. A lesson lasts 1.5 hours. Before the break, participants are taught one dance style. After a short break, a second discipline is taught by a different teacher.


For participation in the classes, ISH uses the ‘pay what you want principle’, where parents determine their own contribution based on what they can pay. For those who cannot afford the lessons, ISH can offer them free of charge thanks to a contribution from the ELJA Foundation. If you would like to be considered for this, please contact

Registration, costs and contact

If you have questions about the ISH Academy, please contact Loraine Pengel, education & community member, at 06-39344087. You don't have to reserve to participate, but one of your parents or carers should inscribe you at your first visit. Use the registration form on this page to register.


ISH Academy can be found at Podium Lely, Schipluidenlaan 10. The location is three minutes walk from Station Lelylaan and can be easily accessed with the bike, the car and public transport (train, metro, bus, tram) Our building is shared with Circus Lab Amsterdam.

Registration Form for (trial) lessons

Get in touch

For more information, please contact us at 06-39344087.

Loraine Pengel
Employee Education and Community