Okay, so you've heard of ballroom, Latin, Jazz, even Hip-Hop and Street Dancing, but have you ever seen Turtle Dancing? True, my award-winning "COLOR-ME-PLEASE" children's book, THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013), is about a couple of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Isla and Surf, who happen one evening on a dance competition in Waikiki and want to partner dance. But I mean real turtle dancing. As turtles normally do. 

Actually, my competition dance partner, Setsuko Tsuchiya, recently published a book entitled IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) about dance and the body. In it, she mentions that animals, and that, by definition includes Hawaiian Sea Turtles, dance. Think mating dance of Japanese Cranes, for instance. 

Well, several days ago, I was on a Saturday jaunt to Hawaii's Sea Life Park (I like to visit the animals, eat a leisurely outdoor lunch and type out a few pages) and watched a group of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles -- you guessed it -- dancing. 

It was as beautiful as a Slow Walta and as captivating as a Rumba!