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Christmas Carol Dance Book
This beautiful 76 page A4 size book is a must for any music or dance enthusiast and will give years of pleasure. Sing while you dance! The word 'carol'
once implied dance as much as song and to bring the two dimensions back together Dr John Gardiner-Garden has devised 64 social dances in dozens of different formations to fit well-loved Christmas carols from the last 7 centuries. The dances all work exceedingly well, are lots of fun, and, in their style and figures, echo the various carols' historical origins and lyrical storyline. The meticulously well-layed out book contains easy-to-follow instructions to all the dance, full carol lyrics, chorded musical notation, historical notes and wonderful illustrations.  

For a list of the carols for which music, lyric, dances and notes are include in the work see below.

To order this volume in its variety of formats go to
You can order a spiral bound copy from (ideal for music stands), download an E-Book (e-pub) from (ideal for computers and ipads), buy a staple bound copy from Amazon (ideal as a gift for posting), or buy it directly from us for only AUS$25 if also purchasing a full 10 volume set of Historic Dance- to organise just email us.

Here below (in bold) are the dances for which the book gives instructions and (in plain text) the tunes notated in the book and recorded on the CD:


Improved and expanded 2nd editions
of the 31 Dancing through the Ages  books, 
of the Christmas Carol Dance Book and 
of the Odd Delights (reworked as Dance Delights) book 
are being presently worked on and will be available October this year.   

To receive an update at the end of September 2020 on when availability is foreshadowed please  email us

 We will look forward to providing you with the latest of everything as soon as they are available.

I've left the notes below so it is easier to bring this page back to life when all books are again available 
and so you have something to read and look at in the meantime,  but remember 
the information is from some years ago 
and I am not supplying this work at the moment 

Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angelus ad Virginem
Away in the Manger
Carol of the Bells
Carol of the Birds
Coventry Carol
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Drive the Cold Winter Away
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Gower Wassail
Hail O Happy Morn
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Here we come a-Caroling
I saw Three ships
I wonder as I wander
Il es né, le divin enfant
In Dulci Jubilo
In the Bleak Midwinter

Infant holy, Infant lowly
It came upon a Midnight Clear (dbl)
It came upon a Midnight Clear(trpl)
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Masters in this Hall
Merry Christmas
O Come, All ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Tannenbaum
On Christmas Night
Once in Royal David's City
Past Three O'Clock
Personent Hodie
Quem Pastores Laudevere
Rejoice and Be Merry
Remember O thou Man
Rise Up Shepherd and Follow
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Sans Day Carol
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silent Night
The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
The Cutty Wren
The First Noel
The Holly and the Ivy
The Little Drummer Boy
The Old Year Away is Fled
The Rocking Carol
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Unto Us a Child is born
Unto Us a Child is Born
Veinticinco di Diciembre
Von Himmel Hoch, o Englein Kommt
We Three Kings
We wish you a Merry Christmas
What Child is This
Where is Santa (1)
Where is Santa (2)
While Shepherds Watch