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THOMAS THOMASON DANCES ON

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Thomas Thomason thinks that he is very unlucky to have Tamara Thomason for his sister but he just doesn’t know how bad it could be.

‘Erbert Anderson has a sister and his sister is another Umbrella Girl. Her name is ‘Elspeth.

The Umbrella Girls just cannot be separated from their umbrellas.

Elspeth has a much nastier personality than Tamara and Elspeth uses her Brolly to whack ‘Erbert over the head.

At least Tamara only uses her umbrella for dancing. Thomas has included her Picnic Dance in his new SPECTACULAR. 

Tom wrote it after the 3 Ice Bears almost let Trouble loose in Triflora. Then he decided to create a few more dances about things that had been happening in Triflora.

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THOMAS IN THE STARRING ROLE AS THE WHITE PEACOCK.

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The T.T. DANCERS AND MUSICIANS.

NEW DANCES CREATED BY THOMAS THOMASON FOR HIS BEARS ON ICE SPECTACULAR.

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BEARS ON ICE.

Chantelle Oiseau is dancing the part of Little Louette. There was NO Little Louette on the ice with the bears but Thomas doesn’t let that stop him.

He calls it ARTISTIC LICENCE. That means he can say someone was there when they were not there at all.

Artistic Licence means that Thomas can say someone was not there when they were.

Marsha May McNeil was there on the Ice and she was a great help but Thomas doesn’t like Marsha May McNeil very much so he doesn’t mention her at all.

He just talks about Chantelle Oiseau. Chantelle will be dancing on ice for the Spectacular. I must admit that she is rather good at it. She can even dance on thin ice. Without crashing through into deep dark waters. Not everyone could do that !

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Thomas Thomason puts a lot of thought into his dances. He lives in a white house with white tiled floors. He dances whenever he moves. Sometimes he sits on the White Wall which overlooks Triple Bay and breathes in the perfume of the Gardens and just dreams of the next dance.

He is quite happy thinking about dances and the costumes.

He is quite happy thinking about the costumes and props.

But he is not so happy when he is thinking about the Dancers he will need.

Thomas has a very good relationship with his feet but he doesn’t handle other people very well at all. That could be a problem with a Dance Spectacular as big as this one.

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The Pixies are writing the invitations and making the posters. They twinkle and sparkle and get on well with T.T. because they dance almost everywhere they go.

They fly and laugh and have the most exquisite handwriting I have ever seen ( as well as a collection of Fonts bigger than Luc Devroye’s. )

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One of the Dancers who worries Thomas is known by the name of Nimff. She worries Thomas because she will NOT dance with her clothes on. He has tried to tell her that his Dance is about ICE but Nimff doesn’t care. 

Thomas asks Nimff to dance in his Spectacular because her dancing IS spectacular. He had a dress made for her that was so light it floated but she tore it off as she danced. She always did that.

Now, he has told her that she must stay behind the paper trees and have her long hair hanging way down past her bottom. Nimff is happy with that but Thomas Thomason is a little worried. All in all, he prefers Chantelle Oiseau but he needs a dancer to be Trouble and Nimff is certainly Trouble!

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Mrs Thomason wove the spider silk into the dress for Nimff. She was not amused to see it all torn and thrown on the ground.

Mrs Thomason is  a bit scarey when she is ‘not amused’. Nimff has not met her yet but I think Nimff is in for a shock.

Mrs T. wears a LOT of clothes. She has never ever been seen without clothes on. They say that she even has her bath with her clothes on.

I do not think she will be pleased with Nimff’s bare bottom.

Mrs Thomason spins the Yarn for all the Dance outfits so she is pretty busy at the moment. For such a mean tempered woman, she does make beautiful Yarn.

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Thomas has sent Valentino to offer the Mincing Mice a part in his Dance Spectacular.

But they will not come out of their Hole.

“GET LOST, VALENTINO!

There is no way we are dancing on ice!”

We all know there were no mice on the ice but T.T. likes to have the Mincers do at least one dance. Not this time. Nothing will change their minds and they won’t come out of their hole.

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The Little Thomasons think Tom is a bit of a twerp but they like dancing and they like music so he tries each new dance out on them.   Sometimes they laugh. Sometimes they throw plates at him. Once, the littlest one vomited. Thomas reckons that if he can please his brothers and sisters, he can please anyone!

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Tamara says that this will be the very best concert Thomas has put on – EVER. She has ice skates for her Umbrella Dance and she is looking for the Dancing, Singing  Small Dog who saved the day. If she can’t find a dancing dog soon, she will have to find a dancer and dress them up in a dog’s outfit.

Thomas doesn’t like the idea of that but Tamara is getting sick of checking out dogs trying to dance.

For some reason, the little Thomasons  think that Tamara is the greatest dancer in all of Triflora. They have never vomited when she is dancing.  Thomas does not understand it at all !

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THOMAS THOMASON–THE DANCER

THE RIVER DANCERS.

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Have you ever seen Thomas Thomason dance?

He is one of the most amazing dancers in all of Triflora. He dances with the River People these days but he has always been on those two feet and nodding his head to the music.  When he was a baby he had little fat legs and wore dresses most of the time. He didn’t talk. He just ‘Danced”.  I was going to get Thomas to talk to you tonight but he is TIRED – Dancers do get tired , you know.

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Thomas Thomason’s big sister is also a very good dancer. Her name is Tamara Thomason. She doesn’t dance as well as Thomas – mostly because she will not ever dance without her umbrella.

Thomas Thomason is not a baby anymore. He is 10 years old. He invents his own dances and writes his own music.

Sometimes he lets Tamara dance with her umbrella – but not very often.

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Thomas Thomason likes to look very smart for his dancing. He has invented a dance about a fancy picnic. Thomas has a black suit to wear for his dance and a pair of black tap shoes which are so comfortable that its almost like dancing bare-footed with stones glued to the bottom of your feet.

Thomas stands with the straightest back I have ever seen.

For his Picnic Dance he carries a basket filled with beautiful food which he throws to the audience.

Tamara is allowed to dance in the Picnic Dance because an umbrella is a good idea at a Picnic.

Thomas Thomason calls the dance;

THE DANCE OF TAMARA’S PICNIC.

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HELPING EACH OTHER OUT IN TRIFLORA.

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Triflora is a place where people keep an eye out for one another.

Many Triflorians whisper these words;

“Try a little tenderness”.

The Fuzzy Bears have decided to teach the Moaners how to dance. The Moaners are the saddest beings in all of Triflora and the Fuzzy Bears are some of the kindest.  On the first night of each new week, they all meet at the Dancing School. The Moaners don’t seem to enjoy the dancing at all but every week, they come along and dance the whole evening through.

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Bessy lives in the Kidz Kottages . Her special tenderness is for the Birds. Bessy LOVES Birds. Her best friend is Jenny Wren and they do some wonderful things for birds.

Bessy can talk to all kinds of birds. She doesn’t scare the little  ones and she is not afraid of the big ones. Bessy is tender with all Birds.

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It’s much harder to be tender to Ugly Dolls. Cats do not like the Ugly Dolls AT ALL ! catbeingrecordof00repprich_0019The dolls freak them right out. If the Cats had a chance, they used to grab the Ugly Dolls and tear them into pieces. That doesn’t happen so much now.  Linda Lee is taking care of the Ugly Dolls. Linda Lee has trained the Cats to grab any Ugly Doll they find and then skedaddle as fast as they Can to her place – before the Doll can use any of its powers. You see, its not the look of the Dolls which is so Ugly. The ugliness is something inside of them. They are one of the most dangerous things in all of Triflora. Linda Lee treats them with tenderness but she makes sure they cannot escape from her Doll’s House and she doesn’t let in any visitors except for Cats. Linda Lee thinks that if the Ugly Dolls are treated with enough tenderness, they might stop trying to take over the souls and minds of Children.

Nana thinks that Trouble might be sending the Ugly Dolls into the middle of Triflora. Nana had Linda Lee’s Dolls’ House built right beside the Old Witches’ Home. Nana knows that a lot of tenderness, a little bit of catnapping, a very big fence with broken glass along the top and the mad magic of the Old Witches – just might do some good.

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One of the happiest places to be in the Village is Poppy’s Place – as you know. Poppy and Saffron help out the dogs and the dogs help them out. Some days they all just sit outside and have afternoon tea.

Lots of talking goes on with the Girls and the Dogs. They understand one another PERFECTLY.

When I am walking through the Village, I stop sometimes to see what I can hear.  Almost always I hear laughter coming from Poppy’s Place and  a soft Woofing of contented dogs. 

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