Your Teachers For The Kizomba Urban Kiz Classes in Nijmegen.

Nel Jansen

Nel Jansen,
Started partner dancing at the age of 14. She was then allowed to become acquainted with ballroom dancing for 3.5 years. At a later age, she added various dance styles to her repertoire, including the Argentinian Tango, Paso Doble, Zouk, West Coast Swing and the Bachata, which she occasionally still dances.

In 2017, Nel started dancing Kizomba. Thet same year she had her first kizomba lesson from Donnovan and in 2018 she became a student of Kizomba Evolution. In 2019 she was asked by Donnovan to assist with the lessons and she still does it with lots of pleasure.

Donnovan ST

Donnovan ST founded Kizomba Evolution in February of  2015.
He came up with the name Kizomba Evolution because of the changes that the kizomba dance was going through, and of the style he started with at that time.
Donnovan has his own unique style wich is described as: innovative, dynamic and fun.

When Donnovan started teaching Urban Kiz, he was the 1st dancer in the Netherlands who danced this Urban Kiz style. When he started teaching, he was also the first teacher in the Netherlands who started teaching Urban Kiz for all levels.
Donnovan is the best Urban kiz teacher in the Netherlands, who is specialized in the foundation of the Urban Kiz style.

Donnovan his roots are in Suriname, and lives in the Netherlands since 2001.
All of his life Donnovan was busy with sports and exercise.
He began in 1992 with competitive swimming, has done this for 17 years, and won different prices.
After he stopped swimming himself,  Donnovan used his knowledge as a swimmer and became a trainer of the swimming team Arethusa in Oss where he use to swim.
Donnovan still has some records in the club with his name on them.

His love for sports drove him to the training supervisor to Sport and exercise at CIOS (Centraal Instituut Opleiding Sportleiders). In his spare time Donnovan was also active in addition to competitive swimming with water-polo and basketball.

Donnovan came in touch with dancing for the first time in 2004. when he started with Hip Hop before he found his passion for Kizomba through Salsa. After his first Kizomba workshop in 2013, Donnovan knew that he wanted to make this dance style his own. and set his goals to becoming a much better dancers, by practicing everyday until he reached his goal.

Donnovan started with Kizomba (traditinal dance), but found the Urban Kiz style more suitable to his background of dancing. He started taking Urban Kiz workshops from some of the best teachers around.
His competitive attitude which he owned true his swimming career, made sure that he wanted to learn everything about this style in a short amount of time, what brought him to the level he is now. His focus, drive and creativity helps him to constantly develop and improve his technics, skills and even his style. over the years Donnovan changed and improved his style many times. Donnovan is still evolving in his dance everyday.

When Donnovan started teaching Kizomba Urban Kiz, he also started organizing his own kizomba social dance event for his students, because he wanted them to have the opportunity to practice what they had learned after the classes.
But these socials grew out to be the most fun places to dance and hangout.

Today Donnovan is the organizer who created and started the concepts for 2 of the most populair and best Kizomba social dance parties during the week, and was the inspiration of many more in the Netherlands.

The 1st social dance party created and started by Donnovan is organized every Tuesday in Rotterdam (The first free kizomba social in the Netherlands) formally known as Kizomba Evolution Dance Night, these days also known as Afterworkz.
(Click the names to see the video or the page!)

The  2nd concept created and started by Donnovan is organized every Monday in Amsterdam formally known as #Kizomba ( Hashtag Kizomba) these days known as Kizz MeetUp.
(Click the names to see the video or the page!)

In 2015 Donnovan also started organizing bigger weekend events, because he found the quality of most of the those events were not to his standerds.
He knew he could do it better, and decided to start organizing these events himself, where the focus is always on the dancers.

Here are some of the bigger Kizomba and Latin dance events Donnovan has created and organized in the Netherlands.

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Kizomba Euphoria
Euphoria Latin Vibes
Striktly Evolution  (collaborated Striktly & Kizomba Evolution)
Kizomba City.

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