Christmas Carol Dance Book

This beautiful 100 page A4 size book is a must for any music or dance enthu

siast 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 back together Dr John Gardiner-Garden has devised 71 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-laid out book contains easy-to-follow instructions to all the dance, full carol lyrics, chorded musical notation, historical notes and wonderful illustrations.  

To order hardcopy book for AUD$36 (USD$27) or an e-book version for less go to LULU (where you can also order other books by the same author).

A list of the carols for which music, lyric, dances and notes are presented see below. 

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Angelus ad Virginem

Ang Pasko ay sumapit / Christmas is here

Away in the Manger

Carol of the Bells

Carol of the Birds

The Cherry Tree Carol

Coventry Carol

The Cutty Wren

Deck the Halls

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Drive the Cold Winter Away

The First Noel


God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Good King Wenceslas

Gower Wassail

Hail happy Morn

Hanacpachap cussicuinin

 Hark the Herald Angels Sing

 Here We Come a-Caroling

The Holly and the Ivy

Il es né, le divin Enfant

In Dulci Jubilo

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

In the Bleak Midwinter

I Saw Three Ships

It Came upon a Midnight Clear (1)

It Came upon a Midnight Clear (2)

I Wonder as I Wander

Jesus Born in Beth'ny

Jingle Bells

Joy to the World

The Little Drummer Boy

Masters in this Hall

Merry Christmas

O Come, All ye Faithful

The Old Year Away is Fled

Little Town of Bethlehem

Once in Royal David's City

On Christmas Night,

O Tannenbaum

Past Three O'Clock


Personent Hodie

Quem Pastores Laudevere

Rejoice and Be Merry

Remember O Thou Man

Rise up Shepherd and Follow

Riu, riu, chiu

The Rocking Carol

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Sans Day Carol

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Silent Night

Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Dances of Christmas / Christmas mescolanze

Unto Us a Child is Born

Veinticinco di Diciembre

Verbum caro factum est

Vom Himmel Hoch, O Englein, Kommt!

Walking in the air

We Three Kings

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

What Child is This?

Where is Santa?  (1) & (2)

While Shepherds Watch

White Christmas