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Katherine Detre Papers

Identifier: D058


This collection contains Katherine Detre's personal notes and papers from her work with the dance community. It also contains programs that Katherine collected along with updates from different places she taught during her career.


  • 1921-2005


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Biographical / Historical

Katherine Detre was born Katherine Woodbury Cane in 1912. She majored in Dance at the University of Wisconsin and went on to teach modern dance and yoga. She taught courses at the YMCA in Connecticut during the 1950s. In 1969, Katherine along with Elaine Rogers and Gloria Winber started the School for Modern Dance in Denver, CO. This studio later changed its name to Three Arts, Inc. Katherine continued teaching yoga, modern dance, and posture courses through the studio and at the YMCA in Denver.


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Scope and Contents

This collections contains programs, personal papers, certificates, conference matterials, and note on yoga, modern dance, and meditiation courses.


This collection is arranged in 6 series: practice and class materials, community organizations, workshops, correspondence and ephemera, artist files, and programs and publications.

Related Materials

Katherine Detre is a 2005 Living Legends of Dance. Her interview has been placed in: Friends of Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library 'Living Legends of Dance' Oral Histories (D009.04.0002.0011).

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Repository Details

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