You can now learn online from the safety & comfort of your home, as Wave Dance Studio has temporarily transitioned to a virtual platform! For the health and safety of our students, we have decided to remain closed for in-person learning.

We offer Private Lessons through the Zoom App for dancers of all levels, as well as Virtual Group Lessons for experienced dancers.

Contact us today!




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!"


"My dad and I attended Wave to prepare for our dance at my wedding and we had a great experience. The staff are friendly, encouraging, and break down dance terminology in easy-to-understand instructions. They gave us the confidence we needed to dance the night away"



Our space is available for rent to outside groups or local independent dance Instructors.

In the past we have hosted Yoga workshops, specialty dance style classes, Showcase events, and more!

If you are interested in teaching at Wave or renting our space, contact us via the button below!


51 N Merrimon Ave #107  Asheville, NC 28804

Tel: 828.575.0905  |  Email:

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