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 - Double Time Step
Dance instructor Roger Riggle demonstrates the double time step.
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Roger Bennett Riggle: I am Roger Bennett Riggle and today we are exploring the world of advanced tap dancing. This is my assistant Alison Taylor and she is going to demonstrate for you now a double time step and a double time step we add more sounds than what was in the simple time step.
So we start with brush heel. We are going to brush the right foot back. We are going to drop the left heel and then two flaps and then you switch off toe heel right left. Let's do it one more time. So you are going to brush with the left foot now. Drop the right heel, two flap which take weight and you switch off left to right and so and it switches off feet for you, so you can go right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot or you can start with the left and go to the right. Here we go up to tempo. Five six seven and brush heel, flap, flap, switch off, brush heel. Flap, switch off, brush heel, flap, flap, switch off. It also has eight counts and one two three four five six seven eight.
Here is the view from the side so that you can see the heels dropping and brush heel, brush heel, flap, flap put off and one and two and three and four five very good and that's a double time step.
Now we are going to move to a triple time step in advanced tap dancing which even has more sounds in it.