Asheville City Dance was founded under a different name in 2014 by professional ballroom dancers Jake & Meghan Lavender. As the only local ballroom dance studio owned and operated by currently competing professionals, ACD has provided the highest quality ballroom dance instruction in the Asheville area for nearly seven years. 

In 2017 we created the Asheville Dance Classic, a two-day dance competition right here in our home city. The event has attracted dancers from all over the Mid-Atlantic and South East, becoming well-known for its friendly atmosphere and impressive judging panel, made up entirely of fun, engaging, and accomplished professional competitors.

In 2019, Jake and Meghan were tapped by community business leaders to take over Asheville's annual fundraising event, Dancing with the Local Stars. The event pairs local community stars with professional dancers for an evening of performances that benefit local non-profit organizations. In 2020, despite all of the challenges of the global pandemic, the event still managed to raise over $85,000 for the Mountain Child Advocacy Center.

In early 2021, we were thrilled to welcome many new Instructors to our team.

Together, we are dedicated to creating a fun, supportive, and cohesive studio environment for all of our students. In honor of this new beginning, the studio has been renamed Asheville City Dance. We look forward to many more successful years of bringing joy and dance to the Asheville community.