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Creative Dance
Teacher Training

Have you ever thought about adding creative dance elements to your teaching tool box?

Would you like to learn more about connecting dance with literacy concepts?

Do you need fresh, new strategies for a more calm and peaceful classroom?

Are you looking for a student-centered, process-oriented approach to teaching?

The Dance Lab Creative Dance Teacher Training for 4-12 yr. olds

~ a 12-hour, in-person, one-of-a-kind experience ~

can provide all the answers and skills you need.


~ Ideal for ~

Dance educators,

Creative arts therapists,

Classroom teachers,

Children's librarians,

Camp counselors,

College students,

Preschool teachers,

Behavioral therapists,

Music teachers,

Reading specialists,

Physical education teachers,

Homeschool parents and pod/co-op leaders,

and simply anyone interested in working creatively with young children.

You do NOT need any previous dance experience for this training!

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You will Learn:

  • The Dance Lab's unique methodology for teaching Creative Dance

  • The many benefits of Creative Dance for kids

  • Fun designs for creating uniquely authentic creative dance lesson plans

  • Various ideas for blending creative dance with literacy concepts

  • Tools for peaceful transitions and calming classroom management skills

  • Creative dance games and improvisational structures

  • How to incorporate props, music, stories and art into your lessons

  • Brainstorming techniques for working collaboratively with other teachers

  • How to incorporate Laban Movement Analysis into your current lessons

  • Strategies for creating your very own Creative Dance program

You will Receive:

  • In-person, hands on, interactive training hours

  • The Dance Lab Creative Dance Teacher Training manual

  • Kid-tested Creative Dance lesson plans

  • Resources for props, music and literacy materials

  • Recommended reading for continued learning

  • Real time demonstration of Creative Dance with kids

  • A gift bag filled with lots of Creative Dance goodies

  • The Dance Lab Creative Dance Teacher Certification

  • Networking connections with other Creative educators

  • Future mentoring support opportunities

Upcoming Trainings:


Special topics module I

~ Dance elements with LMA ~

Saturday October 7, 2023

11:30am to 3:30pm

Special topics module II

~ Peaceful Classroom Strategies ~

Saturday October 7, 2023

4:00pm to 8pm

Special topics module III

~ Connecting dance with literacy concepts ~

Sunday October 8, 2023

1:00pm to 5pm


The Dance Lab

12 West Camden Ave.

Moorestown, NJ 08057


$180 for one module

$320 for any two modules

$440 for all three modules

+ $40 reg & materials fee

Download Registration Form Here Must have Adobe Reader


Mail registration and payment to:

The Dance Lab

12 West Camden Ave.

Moorestown, NJ 08057

You will receive a confirmation email

once we receive your information.

And, then get ready for a magically inspired Teacher Training!!

Cancelation policy:

If a written request is received at least three weeks prior to the training, a refund will be issued less the registration & materials fee and a $50 processing fee. Payments from cancelations may be applied to another teacher training within one year; a $50 processing fee will be charged for any course changes. Cancelations within two weeks of the training are non-refundable. The Dance Lab reserves the right to combine or cancel trainings and/or teacher trainers.

School In-Service Options:


A perfectly unique, experiential, In-service experience for teachers! Each In-service option is a 4-hour training at your school for up to 12 teachers per sessionPick a date, choose from a morning or afternoon session, select a special topic and then get ready for a fun, original learning experience!


In-service special topics:

~ An introduction to Creative Dance ~

~ Dance elements with LMA ~

~ Weaving Story Dance into Storytime ~

~ Peaceful Classroom Strategies ~

~ Connecting dance with literacy concepts ~


Contact Candace for special

In-service school pricing

About your Trainer:

Candace A. Carriger, a master teacher in the field of creative dance, is delighted to share her extensive knowledge and experience that she has gained over the years working with thousands of kids from all backgrounds and many varied environments. Candace trained with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey and holds an MA in Dance Education from Columbia University. She continues to successfully develop and grow The Dance Lab methodology within her studio home space in South Jersey. Candace is excited to offer The Dance Lab Teacher Trainings to give new and seasoned teachers the opportunity to expand her work globally, which in turn, allows for more young creative movers the wonderful experiences this richly-developed methodology provides.

Want The Dance Lab Creative Dance

Teacher Training to come to You?


It's Simple ~

~ Gather 4 or more friends interested in a small group training

~ Pick a date/time that works best to achieve 4 hours of training

~ Choose a location that allows us to move safely and freely

~ Select a special topic to benefit the needs of the participants


The Dance Lab provides all the materials to successfully achieve your goals for sharing Creative Dance with Kids!


Investment: $220 per person

 Contact Candace to schedule a teacher training today

Have more questions?

Contact Candace today!


Call or text: 856-246-7068

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