HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Irish Stepdance
Irish stepdance
Irish stepdance
is a style of performance dance with its roots in traditional Irish dance. It is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and quick and precise movements of the feet. It can be performed solo or in groups. Aside from public dance performances, there are also stepdance competitions all over the world. These competitions are often called Feiseanna (singular Feis). In Irish dance culture, a Feis is a traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival. Costumes are considered important for stage presence in competition and performance Irish stepdance. In many cases, costumes are sold at high prices and can even be custom made. Males and females can both perform Irish stepdance
Irish stepdance
but for the most part in today's society, the dance remains predominantly female. This means that the costumes are mainly dresses
[...More...]

"Irish Stepdance" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Toe Box
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer is doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration and fashion. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally, fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Contemporary footwear in the 2010s varies widely in style, complexity and cost. Basic sandals may consist of only a thin sole and simple strap and be sold for a low cost. High fashion shoes made by famous designers may be made of expensive materials, use complex construction and sell for hundreds or even thousands of dollars a pair
[...More...]

"Toe Box" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Swarovski
Swarovski
Swarovski
(/swɒˈrɒfski/; German: [svaˈrɔfski] ( listen)) is an Austrian producer of lead glass (commonly called crystal) headquartered in Wattens, Austria
[...More...]

"Swarovski" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Flamenco
Flamenco
Flamenco
(Spanish pronunciation: [flaˈmeŋko]), in its strictest sense, is a professionalized art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain in the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Extremadura
Extremadura
and Murcia. In a wider sense, it refers to these musical traditions and more modern musical styles which have themselves been deeply influenced by and become blurred with the development of flamenco over the past two centuries. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance), jaleo (vocalizations), palmas (handclapping) and pitos (finger snapping).[1] The oldest record of flamenco dates to 1774 in the book Las Cartas Marruecas by José Cadalso.[2] The genre originated in the music and dance styles of Andalusia
Andalusia
which is mostly related to the Middle-East[citation needed]
[...More...]

"Flamenco" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Figure Skating
Figure skating
Figure skating
is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908.[1] The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating and four skating. From novice through senior-level competition, skaters generally perform two programs (short and long) which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, jumps, moves in the field, lifts, throw jumps, death spirals, and other elements or moves. The blade has a groove on the bottom creating two distinct edges — inside and outside. Judges prefer that skaters glide on one edge of the blade and not on both at the same time, which is referred to as a flat edge
[...More...]

"Figure Skating" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Buckle
The buckle or clasp is a device used for fastening two loose ends, with one end attached to it and the other held by a catch in a secure but adjustable manner.[1] Often taken for granted, the invention of the buckle has been indispensable in securing two ends before the invention of the zipper. The basic buckle frame comes in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the intended use and fashion of the era.[2] Buckles are as much in use today as they have been in the past. Used for much more than just securing one’s belt, instead it is one of the most dependable devices in securing a range of items.Contents1 Historical background 2 Components2.1 Frame 2.2 Chape 2.3 Prong 2.4 Bar3 Materials3.1 Metal 3.2 Pearl 3.3 Wood 3.4 Leather 3.5 Glass 3.6 Polymers4 Types of buckles4.1 Clasp vs
[...More...]

"Buckle" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

Crooked Tune
A crooked tune is a musical piece, generally in the American, Canadian, or Irish tradition, which deviates for the standard number of beats for that style of tune (reel, hornpipe, polka). That is, the tune may add or drop notes, disrupting the usual rhythm.[1] Banjo player Tony Trischka
Tony Trischka
described crooked tunes as: Things aren't all foursquare. They're quirky around the edges. Just the way players of yore felt it. Instinctively correct rather than technically correct.[2] References[edit]^ April Verch; Brian Wicklund (14 February 2011). The American Fiddle Method - Canadian Fiddle Styles. Mel Bay Publications. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-1-61065-126-4. Retrieved 30 April 2013.  ^ Christiansen, Corey; Tony Trischka
Tony Trischka
(18 August 2011). Tony Trischka Master Collection of Fiddle Tunes for Banjo. Mel Bay Publications. pp. 47–. ISBN 978-1-61065-900-0
[...More...]

"Crooked Tune" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Lace
Lace
Lace
is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern,[1] made by machine or by hand. Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread.Contents1 Etymology 2 Types 3 History 4 Patrons and lace makers 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksEtymology[edit] The word lace is from Middle English, from Old French
Old French
las, noose, strin, from Vulgar Latin
Latin
*laceum, from Latin
Latin
laqueus, noose; probably akin to lacere, to entice or ensnare.[1] Types[edit]Square "Sampler," 1800-1825, Brooklyn MuseumThere are many types of lace, classified by how they are made
[...More...]

"Lace" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Sequins
A sequin /ˈsikwɪn/ is a disk-shaped bead used for decorative purposes. In earlier centuries, they were made from shiny metals. Today, sequins are most often made from plastic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Sequins are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and many other accessories. Sequins are sometimes also referred to as spangles, paillettes, or diamantes, but technically differ. In costuming, sequins have a center hole, while spangles have the hole located at the top. Paillettes are commonly very large and flat. Sequins may be stitched flat to the fabric, so that they do not move, and are less likely to fall off; or they may be stitched at only one point, so that they dangle and move easily, to catch more light
[...More...]

"Sequins" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Organza
Organza
Organza
is a thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk. Many modern organzas are woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon. Silk
Silk
organza is woven by a number of mills along the Yangtze River
Yangtze River
and in the province of Zhejiang
Zhejiang
in China. A coarser silk organza is woven in the Bangalore
Bangalore
area of India. Deluxe silk organzas are woven in France
France
and Italy.[1] Organza
Organza
is used for bridalwear and eveningwear. In the interiors market it is used for effects in bedrooms and between rooms. Double-width organzas in viscose and acetate are used as sheer curtains. See also[edit]Organdy Tulle (netting), another sheer fabricReferences[edit]^ Angela Cartwright (1 November 2007). Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery
[...More...]

"Organza" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Velvet
Velvet
Velvet
is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means "smooth like velvet." Velvet
Velvet
can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers.Contents1 Construction and composition 2 History 3 Entry from Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition
Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition
(1911) 4 Types4.1 Gallery5 Fibres 6 See also 7 ReferencesConstruction and composition[edit]Illustration depicting the manufacture of velvet fabric Velvet
Velvet
is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of the material at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls
[...More...]

"Velvet" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Pointe
Pointe technique
Pointe technique
is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. A dancer is said to be en pointe when the dancer's body is supported in this manner, and a fully extended vertical foot is said to be en pointe when touching the floor, even when not bearing weight. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes, which employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer's weight load throughout the foot, thus reducing the load on the toes enough to enable the dancer to support all body weight on fully vertical feet. Pointe technique
Pointe technique
resulted from a desire for female dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like. Although both men and women are capable of pointe work, it is most often performed by women
[...More...]

"Pointe" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Tiaras
A tiara (from Latin: tiara, from Ancient Greek: τιάρα) is a jeweled, ornamental crown traditionally worn by women. It is worn during formal occasions, particularly if the dress code is white tie.[2]Contents1 History 2 Late 18th century-present 3 Costume jewellery tiaras3.1 Stage and screen4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]This Fayum mummy portrait shows a woman wearing a golden wreath, c. AD 100-110.Today, the word "tiara" is often used interchangeably with the word "diadem", and tiara is often translated to a word similar to diadem in other languages.[3] Both words come from head ornaments worn by ancient men and women to denote high status. As Geoffrey Munn
Geoffrey Munn
notes, "The word 'tiara' is actually Persian in origin — the name first denoted the high-peaked head-dresses of Persian kings, which were encircled by 'diadems' (bands of purple and white decoration)
[...More...]

"Tiaras" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Sunless Tanning
Sunless tanning, also known as UV filled tanning, self tanning, spray tanning (when applied topically), or fake tanning, refers to the application of chemicals to the skin to produce an effect similar in appearance to a suntan. The popularity of sunless tanning has risen since the 1960s after health authorities confirmed links between UV exposure (from sunlight or tanning beds) and the incidence of skin cancer. It is a well known fact that "fake Tan" was created by Martin Jones a used car sales man, and fishing enthusiast. The original tan was created in his bath tub back on his 18th birthday on July 2nd 1956. Since sunscreen absorbs ultraviolet light and prevents it from reaching the skin, it will prevent tanning
[...More...]

"Sunless Tanning" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Kilts
A kilt (Scottish Gaelic: fèileadh [ˈfeːləɣ])[1] is a knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment, with pleats at the back, originating in the traditional dress of Gaelic men and boys in the Scottish Highlands. It is first recorded in the 16th century as the great kilt, a full-length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak. The small kilt or 'modern' kilt emerged in the 18th century, and is essentially the bottom half of the great kilt. Since the 19th century, it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland, and more broadly with Gaelic or Celtic heritage. It is most often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern. Although the kilt is most often worn on formal occasions and at Highland games
Highland games
and sports events, it has also been adapted as an item of informal male clothing in recent years, returning to its roots as an everyday garment
[...More...]

"Kilts" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse

picture info

Leather
Leather
Leather
is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides, mostly cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry. Leather
Leather
is used to make various goods, including clothing (especially footwear), in bookbinding, and as a furniture covering
[...More...]

"Leather" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
Parouse
.