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Jazz DanceA History of the Roots and Branches$
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Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049298

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049298.001.0001

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The Authentic Jazz Dance Legacy of Pepsi Bethel

The Authentic Jazz Dance Legacy of Pepsi Bethel

(p.75) 10 The Authentic Jazz Dance Legacy of Pepsi Bethel
Jazz Dance

Karen Hubbard

University Press of Florida

Alfred “Pepsi” Bethel is best known for his mark on Authentic Jazz Dance as a performer and teacher in the mid-20th century. Bethel was one of few practitioners of authentic jazz dance in the post-big band/swing era. His career thrived in social, competitive, and professional venues including nightclubs such as the famed Savoy Ballroom, his self-formed Southland 400 Club, the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, and his Los Angeles based group The Jivadeers. In the 1970s Bethel extended his authentic jazz influence as a teacher with permanent teaching positions at the Alvin Ailey School and Clark Center for Performing Arts. Bethel became known for his unique approach to teaching, featuring a rhythmic delivery, an emphasis on individual expressiveness, live music, and combinations derived from authentic jazz dance movement vocabulary.

Keywords:   Alfred “Pepsi” Bethel, Authentic jazz dance, The Jivadeers, Live music, Post-big band/swing era, Savoy Ballroom, Southland 400 Club, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

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