How Do You Do Riffle Bombershay Time Step In Tap Dancing?
The Bombershay step is derived from a social dance, most likely the Suzi-Q, which was a popular dance step in the 1930s. In time, the Bombershay became a jazz step. Later on, tap dancers began incorporating it into their dance routines. In this version of the Bombershay, rather than stepping or flapping, the dancer does a riffle. A riffle is generally considered a combination of a two-count front riff (brush, heel) followed by a spank, or a back brush, but in this version the spank has been replaced with a step. Place your feet parallel and lift your right foot. You are going to do a riffle, which consists of doing a small brush to the front on the ball of your right foot–don’t make a large, sweeping brush because you need to keep your right foot underneath you–followed by a heel dig and then step down on your right foot; however, when you step down, angle your right foot so that the toes are pointed diagonally to the right. Step down on your left foot. Drop the heel of your left foo