Animated Dancing Silliness

Yahoo! categorizes them as “Bizarre.” Others might call them useless. But animated dancing Web pages have proliferated like only an Internet phenomenon can — the word spreading through email from one desktop to another. I’ve tracked down the best of the lot to share with you. These pages made me smile, and some even got me dancing. I hope you enjoy them too.

The Dancer5 stars

As animated dancing pages go, The Dancer is unique. Difference number one: before you can enjoy it, you will need Shockwave Flash (available free.) Difference number two: you can control the action with five buttons. I'll leave you the joy of discovering what each button does. Difference number three: the music is not a poorly synthesized arrangement of a disco dance tune, but a hip techno rhythm (which you can turn off when the phone rings.) Difference number four: it's good. (Click "All our games" to find The Dancer.)

Hampster Dance5 stars

This is it. The grand daddy of all animated dancing pages. First I'll answer the obvious question. Yes, they know that "hamster" doesn't have a "p" in it. "Everything here is named with a 'p' because the original Hampster Dancer is Hampton Hampster, a little hamster from Canada." Hampster Dance is infectious. When I first saw it, I knew I had to show it to my son (a hamster owner.) That afternoon I learned that he had already seen it at school. Now I know what they really do during computer lab!

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

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Feldman, Barbara. "Animated Dancing Silliness." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 21 Jul. 1999. Web. 29 Aug. 2015. < >.

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By . Originally published July 21, 1999. Last modified July 21, 1999.

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