For the health & safety of our students & instructors, Wave Dance Studio has temporarily transitioned to Online Learning.

Private Lessons are available via the Zoom app for students of all levels, and technique classes are held online every Tuesday for advanced dancers. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time, and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the studio once it is safe to do so!




Wave Dance Studio is Asheville's premier Ballroom Dance Studio - offering the most comprehensive & highest quality Instruction in the area in all styles of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing. 

Professional Ballroom Dancers Jake & Meghan Lavender founded Wave in 2014 with the hope of breathing new life into the local dance scene. As the only dance studio in the area owned & operated exclusively by current competing professionals, Wave prides itself on making learning to dance fast, easy and FUN for everyone. 

Whether you are interested in dancing for social reasons, are preparing for an upcoming event, or have dreams of performing & competing - we have a Program for you. We specialize in brand new dancers looking to dive into a new hobby, and seasoned competitive dancers who want to travel and perform.

Contact us today and never miss another chance to dance!




Jake &  Meghan Lavender both began dancing at a very young age. Jake started studying Ballroom at just eleven years old, whereas Meghan first studied Ballet, Contemporary, and Lyrical before transitioning to Ballroom. Both Jake and Meghan received their teaching certifications through Arthur Murray International, and are registered Professional Instructors & Competitors with the National Dance Council of America. 

Jake & Meghan have taught for over a decade, and compete both with students and professionally all over the World.

They have performed countless shows and currently compete professionally in the American Smooth Division.

They have trained under United States 9-Dance Champions, American Smooth Vice Champions, and U.S. & World Theatre Arts Champions, and firmly believe that there is always more to learn!

Additionally, Jake & Meghan are the Directors of Dancing With The Local Stars - Asheville, an annual charity dance performance that pairs local leaders with dance instructors to support Asheville non-profit organizations.

Their teaching philosophy is a mix of athleticism & artistry - approaching dance from an anatomical and kinesthetic perspective before layering in the stylistic elements that make each dance style unique. Most importantly, Jake & Meghan believe that dancing should be FUN for students of all levels.



"Jake & Meghan are a great team and wonderful Instructors. I've been dancing for 14 years and have taken from several instructors. They exhibit a high level of professionalism, knowledge, talent, and ability. Jake is constantly challenging me and I can tell I am improving. A big plus is that dancing with them is FUN!!!"


"Wave Dance Studio brings a teaching expertise to the Asheville area that is unmatched. Jake & Meghan draw upon their many years of extensive dance and teaching training - their love of dance is truly contagious!"


"Such a great studio & environment! The owners are so welcoming and make you feel comfortable no matter what level you are. I started off 3 years ago with zero experience. Now I have competed 3 times and had a blast!"



The studio is available to rent by the hour for local dance instructors, yoga teachers, specialty groups, or private events.

We have two studio spaces, each equipped with a built-in sound system, dimmable track lighting, and full-length dance mirrors. Our location in Reynolds Village has free parking and is within walking distance to a few wonderful restaurants.

For more information on pricing & availability, please contact us via the form below.


51 N Merrimon Ave #107  Asheville, NC 28804

Tel: 828.575.0905  |  Email:

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