Roger Bennett Riggle has been a licensed, professional make up artist for over 20 years. He began at Kinetic Artistry, a theatrical supply house in Takoma Park, MD. During his 10 years there, Roger managed the make up department -7 different lines; sales, consultation and artistry.
Roger has hosted numerous Washington, D.C instructional seminars for area artists; everything from beauty and photography make up to Halloween transformations and special effects make up techniques. Roger worked for over 10 years as the make up artist for Tom Radcliffe, a leader in headshot photography at the Point of View Studio also in Takoma Park, MD. Roger applied the photographic make up to thousands of actors, sports celebrities, musicians and opera singers.
Roger specializes in Halloween make-overs and the transforming of personalities for diverse, special events. In addition, Roger has created special make up effects for disaster simulation used in the training of nurses, doctors and EMS personnel. His credits include triage exercises at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, for the Secret Service, and for the UHUHS military training facility. Roger has also designed for numerous theatrical productions which entails researching and articulating the authenticity of period styles.
Roger has a degree in drama from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and, since 1978, has choreographed, directed and produced numerous operas and musical theatre productions. For eight years, Roger was the Associate Producer of TheatreFest, theatre-in-residence program, at Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J. Roger has worked with many celebrities including: Leslie Uggams, Susan Lucci, Debbie Reynolds, Kim Zimmer, Pattie LuPone and Betty Buckley. Roger has directed operas at the annual Amalfi Music Festival in Italy . He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Roger is the make up consultant for Parlights, Inc. in Frederick, MD, a leading theatrical supply house for the greater Washington/Baltimore areas.
Tap Dance - Simple Time Steps
Dance instructor Roger Riggle demonstrates simple time steps.
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Roger Bennett Riggle: I am Roger Bennett Riggle and today we are exploring the world of advanced tap dancing and this is my assistant Alison Taylor who will be doing the demonstrations for you. In a simple time step, we first stomp the foot as we showed you earlier at stomp, stomp and then we hop and we come down on the right toe and then you flap that's two sounds and then you switch weight and stomp again.
Hop, step, flap and hit. Hop, step, flap and hit hop and then we work it up tempo hit, hop, step, flap and hit hop step flap and hit hop step flap and hit facing the eight counts. One two three four five six seven eight and two two three four and five six seven eight and there is a simple time step for you and here is a look at the simple time step from a side view. Five six seven eight. Hit, hop, drop, flap and hit, hop, drop, flap and hit.
Now we are going to add some more sounds to it and make it a double time step in advanced tap dancing.