Books & CDs

On the pages under this banner I offer content and purchase information on resources that I, Dr John Gardiner-Garden, have produced to help people better understand and enjoy our wonderful dance and dance music heritage. Click on any picture below and you'll be taken to a page describing that work and its content and giving options for purchase.

STOP PRESS: The 11 books in the Historic Dance series and the Historic Dance Companion are no longer available as we would much prefer you to wait and purchase the new corrected, revised and expanded edition that will be coming out in a new 31 book format around April 2018 (big apology twice for pushing back anticipated release date - hopefull this will now be it). Around late March early April 2018 we will post more information on the grand new work and how you can purchase it at a pre-release price and be thanked for your support in my preface, ahead of printing and delivery. We will be looking for 30 subscribers to thank and equip with what will amount to a library!  Please feel free to email us an interest in being notified when subscriptions are open. 


Under Lost Dances of Earthly Delights Volume 1 and Volume 2 you can discover the books and full-band CD sets (the result of a 6-year project some years ago) that will open up to you the wonderful music and dance world of the Bordonians. To order these famous (for those who know them!) works you have to email us- price for 1 book and its 4 included CDs is AUS$85 plus postage, and for 2 books and their 8 CDs AUS$130 plus postage.

Under The Christmas Carol Dance Book you can find out about a work which is a must for anyone who wants to bring song and dance together in the festive season. You can buy this volume in hard copy or e-book form from Lulu or, for AUS$25, add it to a larger order direct from us by emailing us.

Under Odd Delights, you will find a small book of newly devised or discovered dances which you can buy for AUS$25 from Lulu or, for AUS$20, add it to a larger order direct from us by emailing us.


 Lost Dances Vol.1 & 4CDs - Pleasures for Four Seasons
LD-Volume 1 with 4 CDs
Lost Dances Vol.2 & 4CDs - Favourites for Four Settings 
LD-Volume 2 with 4 CDs
 Christmas Carol Dance Book
Christmas Carol Dance Book 
Odd Delights
Odd Delights
Under Early works you can learn of my now out-of-print (and unorderable) early dance brochures and books and my first award-winning book & 2CD set.

To end this page on a high note, here is a link to a wonderful animated movie made by film-maker Nick Hilligoss and featuring some music composed by John Gardiner-Garden and performed by Earthly Delights (from our Lost Dances of Earthly Delights- Pleasures for Four Seasons). Fool or Creator? An animator needs to be both. On a desert planet, a medieval jester unfolds his portable stage and compels his puppets to perform an old story of transformation.
A slightly different angle on the myth of Adam and Eve


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