our mission

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City Dance Co. empowers you to live your happiest, healthiest, and most creative life. With high-quality dance instruction, opportunities to compete & perform, and a vibrant community - you'll feel connected - mind, body, and soul.

City Dance Studio students posing at a local ballroom dance competition

our story

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City Dance Co. began as a brick-and-mortar ballroom dance studio in Asheville, NC in 2014. Founders & Artistic Directors Jake & Meghan Lavender introduced an entirely new teaching style and level of expertise to the Asheville area. Our flagship studio, Asheville City Dance, quickly gained a reputation as the place to go for high-quality ballroom instruction and a friendly atmosphere. 

In 2017, we introduced the Asheville Dance Classic, a 2-Day dancesport event focused on combining competition, dance training, and industry networking. Our event has grown exponentially over the past five years, attracting dancers from all over the South & Northeast.

In 2022, we expanded our operations, relocating our headquarters to Charlotte, continuing our work in Asheville, and extending our coaching services across the Southeast. Our goal is to build a community of professional & amateur ballroom dancers, dedicated to our values of exceptional instruction, competition & performance opportunities, and a vibrant dance community both locally and virtually.