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Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing
Posted by butterflies
9/4/2012  8:01:00 AM
Does anyone have any information on Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing the 1972 Edition.

I am under the impression that this edition is extremely rare and holds information regarding steps and arm movements that are not in any other edition of the book ranging from the 1960's to 2003. This book is also known as "The Green Book".

I have been able to find evey other edition of the book readily available online but not this one.

Any information regarding this book would be extremely helpful especially if someone could confirm that it is a rare copy.

Thank you
Re: Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing
Posted by dorabora
9/10/2012  11:14:00 AM
Apparently the substance of the Green Book is included in the 2003 commemorative edition. But since I have not seen the Green Book I can't check this. I have looked at the Google books online version of the 1988 edition, and don't see the advice offered about arms in Rumba walks, so this 2003 edition might be as good as it gets.
Re: Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing
Posted by ticodance
11/14/2012  8:06:00 AM
I have the Green Book!
Anything in particular I can help with?
Re: Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing
Posted by BioSimon
12/15/2012  12:23:00 AM
I'm desperately looking for the Green Book as well! I own both the 1988 edition and the 2003, but cannot find the Green Book anywhere.
I hear it contains lots of additional information which was omitted later for some reasons.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Unfortunately I dont think it is ever going to be re-published again :(
Re: Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing
Posted by acker1465
8/21/2013  2:14:00 PM
I believe I have several past editions of Walter Laird's books including the green book in my library, I will check and post a follow up message if correct.
Re: Walter Laird's Technique of Latin Dancing
Posted by O.Z.
8/23/2013  6:26:00 PM
A bit of additional information regarding Laird's books. First published in 1961.
Revised in 1964 when Latin became part of the International Style of Ballroom Dancing. The next edition after that was published in 1972.

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