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Katherine Goodale Dance Books

Identifier: PA135

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains three children's books written and published by Katherine Goodale, with illustrations by her daughter Kit Goodale. The books teach French and Italian dance and music terminology to children through storytelling. The three books were published between 1982 and 2008. Her first book, Pas de Trois, includes an introduction by Loyce Houlton, founder and artistic director of Minnesota Dance Theatre.


  • Creation: 1982-2008

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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retained by the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Katherine Goodale is a dance performer, educator, and arts patron in Minnesota. She taught dance for several years with Ballet Arts Minnesota (now part of Minnesota Dance Theatre), as well as in Japan and Russia. Along with her career as a teacher and performer, Goodale and her husband Dr. Robert Goodale have served on the Cowles Center's Education Committee and Cowles Council, and were pivotal in the creation of the center's 500-seat auditorium, the Goodale Theater. Katherine Goodale and Robert Goodale were recipients of the Dance/USA Champion Award in 2014.


1 box (1 linear foot)


Collection contains three books by Katherine Goodale.

Physical Location



The collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives by Katherine Goodale in 2015.

Related Material

More information about Katherine Goodale can be found in the Ballet Arts Minnesota Records (PA104).

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda, 2015, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.

Katherine Goodale Dance Books
Kathryn Hujda
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