Welcome to KDCAH!

Katherine Dunham is probably best known as a legendary dancer who propelled the awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora via her choreography. Her famous dance technique reflects a fusion of many cultures.

Miss. Dunham was a true renaissance woman. She was an artist, anthropologist, author, activist, manager, movie star, producer, educator, wife, mother and so much more.

The world needs to know about her wonderful life story and there’s no better learning environment than the Museum and Centers for Arts and Humanities she created.

Please take a global journey through this website and find out more about Miss Dunham’s legacy, Museum, Dance Technique, Dance Seminar, Children’s Workshop, and Membership/Giving Opportunities.

Thank you for visiting our website and we invite you back again and again.

Her legacy continues...

     Dunham Technique Classes

The Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts & Humanities 2016/2017 Classes

KDCAH Routine Classes & Instructors

Dunham Class - Ruby Streate

Ballet Class - Charis Railey-Shannon

Modern Dance Class / Hip Hop - Ruby Streate

Percussion Class - Montra Mumphard


All classes cost $50 per month for youth and $15 per class for adults. Discounts are provided for multiple family members. Payments are due in advance on the first Saturday of each month. Class spaces are limited and fill up quickly, so enroll today! Students can register by phone or in person at the Dance Studio directly behind the Museum.

Scholarships are available for low income students after the minimum enrollees have been met. Proof of income must be provided at the time of registration.

Class Schedule

To enroll in a class please call Ms Ruby Streate 618-671-2332 or Email at: rps115@lionmail.lindenwood.edu

Fall-Spring Class Schedule


      (September through May)

          Children's Workshop

   Mon. - Wed. - 5:00-7:00 p.m.

   Sat. - Noon-5:00 p.m.

               Adult Classes

Mon., Wed., Fri. - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.



Click to download Registraton Form.

Summer Schedule 2017

Classes begin June 6 and end August 13, 2017

Dunham International Seminar - July 22-July 30, 2017 


The Summer Arts Program activities include: dance; acrobatics; drama/theater; visual arts; American, African, & World History; Performances; field trips & more! 

June 6 - August 13, 2017

Mon. – Fri. – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information visit our Summer Camp's page.