flying, dancing stingrays
In The Amazing Flight of Little Ray, a stingray takes to the air on an unforgettable flight. Little Ray does not believe in limits. He plans to fly like a bird. He gyrates, twists and twirls into the great unknown.
Returning to the big blue sea from the big blue sky gives him trouble. He'll need help to thunder back for another bounce from the ocean floor. Hurray for Little Ray! This young stingray took the spin of a lifetime.
AN ANGEL SHARK?
rays, sharks, friendship
Little Ray and Shark Patch Things Up begins with Little Ray conducting an underwater circus. His acrobatics get cheers from boating friends. When the lone, dark fin appears, Ray's friends try to escape.
The shark cuts for the boat, making a hole. While his friends bail water, the shark returns to find Ray stuck to the hole as a patch. The shark grabs the anchor chain. As the boat nears shore, swimmers take off screaming.
armadillos, fun, facts
In The Foxy Armadillos, finding an empty fox den for their family seems to be a stroke of luck. Pa and Ma move in with their children Sis, Boom, and Ba. The farmers notice these critters have made themselves at home.
Holes are all over their farm. Not long ago, they had driven the fox away. Now, they have to figure out what to do with the armadillos. When the armadillos become the next target, the foxy children come up with a clever solution.
The Stingray Shuffle with Little Ray.
Scare Angel Sharks
Improve Beach Days.
The stingray shuffle may prevent injury and crippling pain. It scares away offensive angel sharks and defensive stingrays. Nobody relishes lock-step contact with these hazardous shark family members.
Pizard's GURPS Miscellanea tells about Angel Sharks. These “Sand Devils” ambush waders with mouths full of teeth. Their flattened bodies and dangerous defenses get them confused with stingrays.
Little Ray teaches friends to shuffle-step when entering and wading through the water. Dancing stingrays would slap-step if they had feet. Angel sharks may scare rays more than human beach goers. They snack on little rays.
A shuffling box step should frighten off flat sharks. These half-buried bottom dwellers tend to flee rhythmic vibrations in water and sand. Gliding, flowing movements help to prevent full weight transfers onto these menaces.
The dance platform may rise. Large stingrays can lift and topple unwelcome dance partners from their backs. With luck, there will be no encore and the stingers will graze rather than penetrate the victims.
Heavy strides are unlikely to avert injury from feather stepping onto buried stinging barbs. These parts get left behind by stingrays. After boogieing with Little Ray and friends, bop into other ocean life features on this website.
Stingrays also dance in the air. Divers perform similar hurdle, twist and tuck routines from high and low diving boards or platforms into the deep ends of swimming pools. Check out the in-flight dances of Flying Stingrays.
Everyone should attempt to jive like dancing stingrays. Visitors to the ocean world of these shark relatives should learn how to flap-step. Little Ray's video may impede missteps. The techniques can be practiced on land.
Kids can imagine they are repelling biters and stingers. Quickstep routines should not be performed around most species of sharks. Movements that intimidate flat sharks might attract fierce populations of carnivorous cousins.
Little Ray's seafaring books feature stingrays, sharks and armadillos. Dance partners may not observe any Armadillo Landlubbers at the beach. However, attributes of these swimming creatures are exciting, interesting and bold.
Little Ray draws friends to the beach with his dance figures and adventure stories. His lead-and-follow twists and turns should improve beach days for everyone. As the following video shows, the basics are simple and useful.
The Stingray Shuffle video does not form part of any Little Ray tale. Many of the animations were made from book illustrations. The tempo, progressions and hooks sure to lead to new dance patterns. The video text follows:
“Doing the stingray shuffle may improve our beach days. The vibrations scare off any unfriendly rays. Let's make the surf pound and rattle the ground with your choice of sound for our next go-round.” (Video length: 32 seconds)