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“‘Danny The Dancing Dolphin’ – The Playful, Thriller Of The Seas” by Ty Curtis

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Ty Curtis

The dolphin is the perhaps the most amusing animal in the sea. In their ocean environment they are just as intelligent as they are spectacular to watch. They sometimes leap into the air above the water’s surface, performing acrobatic feats. Using their special sense of echo location, they can zip through dark water with great speed, fully aware of their surroundings.

Dolphins are very playful animals. They play with other dolphins acting as if they are fighting; sort of like two kids rough-housing. Sometimes they seem to enjoy harassing other sea animals. They have been known to nose sea turtles along as they easily out swim this sea neighbor. They also will occasionally bug seagulls for no apparent reason other than for amusement. At times, they have been known to playfully interact with people who are swimming. Dolphins can be found in all of the oceans, and are regulars to beaches where people enjoy boating and swimming. Because they are found in so many places, they are easily identified by people from every culture.

Dolphins are envied by water sports enthusiasts. They effortlessly surf waves at sea, and at times those waves are enormous. They often swim in the bow waves created by large boats, leaping out of the waves’ crest for no other reason than having fun. They are indeed amazing creatures. That is why they have starred in countless television series and movies. Some such as “Flipper” are a common household name.

When Ty Curtis composed the song “Danny the Dancing Dolphin,” one of the songs from his personalized children’s CD, Sea Animal Adventures, he knew it would call up exciting images of the life of a dolphin. As he did in his other songs about sea animals, Curtis brought human qualities to this good-natured sea creature, and portrayed it as a friend. There is also a very well-thought up rhyme scheme in the lyrics. In this song, Danny is a dancing spectacle: Well he’s grinning’ ear to ear, swimmin’ circles near the pier; he does the cha cha on the waves. And when he takes a notion, he races to the ocean, and that’s where he’s really the rave. All the little dolphins start to squeaking and a squawking when Danny starts to flapping his tail. And all the other creatures say he’s really quite the feature; even Little Baby Bella Blue Whale. By infusing alliteration to this up-tempo song, Curtis made sure that it would stay on the mind of any child who hears it. Curtis likes to use plenty of literary tools when he writes a song. He feels that children need to be exposed to high quality lyrics, and he wants parents to know that when they let their children listen to personalized children’s music from ChildsPlayMusic, they are exposing them to high quality music and lyrics that are child-tested several times before being recorded.