Books & CDs‎ > ‎

Odd Delights

This is a collection of two dozen dances which John Gardiner-Garden composed in many different styles and formations in response to requests, challenges, needs and whim. The dance descriptions are not to be found in any of the Lost Dances or Historic Dance volumes. All entries include full dance instructions, dance summaries, extensive notes and either chorded music or directions to appropriate music. The cover illustrations are from the author's collection of antique dance prints. 

To order for AUS$25 go to, or email us about adding this work to an order of our 10 Volume Historic Dance or an order of the 2 Volume Lost Dances.

Entries included:

The Battle of Waterloo;  The Bordonian National Polka (1) & (2); Emma's Song; The Hambo Sandwich; Knot à Trois; The Lacework Mazurka; Lobster Quadrille; Parlour Games; Pastime in Good Company; Courtship in Good Company; Friendship in Good Company; All in Good Company; The Rewind Waltz; Rough Seas; Russian Gypsy Queen; Shiarazula Marazula; Tempest through a Looking Glass; The Wind-up Galop; The Zig-Zag Mazurka.


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

To receive an update at the end of July 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 and pictures below are from some years ago 
and I am not supplying any of these works at the moment 
(save the 2 Lost Dances, which are a classic that doesn't need updating)