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The Studio

Established in 2010, The Dance Lab is housed inside a 1920s historic brick building in Moorestown, NJ. A welcoming, comfortable space designed to encourage creativity, dance, and wellness. One large dance studio filled with lots of natural sunlight is mindfully organized with full length dance mirrors, ballet barres, professional dance flooring, and all the props and accessories needed to enhance dance, movement, and wellness experiences. A cozy waiting area welcomes students into our studio and allows for quiet time before and after class.

The Director

Candace A. Carriger, MA
Artistic Director

Background highlights:


Academic education:

MA in Dance and Dance Education ~ Teacher College, Columbia University

BA in Dance ~ University of Maryland



Classic Mat Pilates Instructor ~ Core Pilates, NYC

Kids Yoga teacher ~ Yogawood Studio, NJ & Next Generation Yoga, NYC

photo credit: Randhy Rodriguez Photography

Professional dance training:

The Maryland Youth Ballet

The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Center


Modalities that influence the creative process:

Classical Ballet

Modern dance

Contact Improvisation

Laban Movement Analysis

Bartenieff fundamentals

Classic Mat Pilates


After having two hip replacements, ten weeks apart, in 2020, I returned to the studio alone to create a healing, strengthening workout to help my recovery without harming my new bionic hips. A new focus emerged, shifting the energy of the studio towards more work with adults and wellness, turning pain into passion. I am blessed to share my healing journey through newly created classes and dance projects for adults. Be well. Candace xo


Each of us brings a unique voice and creative spirit to the world. We encourage everyone to hold a kind heart and open mind for self-discovery and self-growth through dance and wellness experiences. We hope to inspire healthy habits that influence creativity, strong bodies, and peaceful energy. 

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