Re: Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing Posted by socialdancer 8/29/2013 4:57:00 AM
Agreed Terence2, but I was posting in the context of the Laird Technique rather than the history of dance, and the reference to the "world of dance" was somewhat tongue in cheek.
I was really just pointing out that the earlier editions of the book were very different from the later versions that we know and love. The Green Book was the first in that format.
For reference, the preface to the 1964 edition includes: "Since the publication of the 1961 edition, the Cha Cha Cha has been included in the syllabus of professional examinations, and detailed descriptions are now given of the figures required for this dance."