Blackbird
TYPE: 4 Wall Line DanceRATING: Intermediate
COUNT:40STEPS:60
CHOREOGRAPHED BY:Gloria Johnson - Country Time Dance Lines
MUSIC: Down Came a Blackbird by Lila McCann  (Dance to the bass beat at 104 BPM)
Teach: The Swing by James Bonamy      (Dance to the bass beat at 97 BPM)
NOTE:REVISED 2/11/98 to reword and clarify steps 36 - 40
STEP DESCRIPTION:

RIGHT HEEL AND TOE TOUCHES; RIGHT GRAPEVINE
1 &      Touch RIGHT heel forward; Cross-touch RIGHT toe beside Left;
2 &      Touch RIGHT heel forward; Touch RIGHT toe beside Left in-step;
3 &      Touch RIGHT heel forward; Cross-touch RIGHT toe beside Left;
4 &      Touch RIGHT heel forward; Touch RIGHT toe beside Left in-step;
5, 6     Step RIGHT to right side; Cross-step LEFT behind Right;
7, 8     Step RIGHT to right side; Touch LEFT toe beside Right.

LEFT HEEL AND TOE TOUCHES; LET GRAPEVINE
9 &      Touch LEFT heel forward; Cross-touch LEFT toe beside Right;
10 &    Touch LEFT heel forward; Touch LEFT toe beside Right in-step;
11 &    Touch LEFT heel forward; Cross-touch LEFT toe beside Right;
12 &    Touch LEFT heel forward; Touch LEFT toe beside Right in-step;
13, 14  Step LEFT to left side; Cross-step RIGHT behind Left;
15, 16  Step LEFT to left side; Touch RIGHT toe beside Left.

TOE-HEEL STRUTS; JAZZ BOX W. 1/4 TURN
17 &    Touch RIGHT toe forward; Step down on RIGHT heel;
18 &    Touch LEFT toe forward; Step down on LEFT heel;
19 &    Touch RIGHT toe forward; Step down on RIGHT heel;
20 &    Touch LEFT toe forward; Step down on LEFT heel;
21, 22  Cross-step RIGHT over Left; Step back on LEFT;
23,24   Turning 1/4 right, step RIGHT to right side; Step LEFT toe beside Right.

TOE-HEEL STRUTS; JAZZ BOX
25 &    Touch RIGHT toe forward; Step down on RIGHT heel;
26 &    Touch LEFT toe forward; Step down on LEFT heel;
27 &    Touch RIGHT toe forward; Step down on RIGHT heel;
28 &    Touch LEFT toe forward; Step down on LEFT heel;
28, 30  Cross-step RIGHT over Left; Step back on LEFT;
31, 32  Step RIGHT to right side; Step LEFT toe beside Right.

TOE-HEEL SWIVELS
33       Swivel both toes to center by separating heels;
  &      Put weight on LEFT toe and RIGHT heel and swivel toes outward causing both heels to come to center;
34       Switch weight to LEFT heel and RIGHT toe and swivel both toes to center;
  &      Switch weight to LEFT toe and RIGHT heel and swivel both heels to center;
35       Switch weight to LEFT heel and RIGHT toe and swivel both toes to center;
  &      Switch weight to LEFT toe and RIGHT heel and swivel both heels to center;
36       Switch weight to LEFT heel and RIGHT toe and swivel both toes to center;
  &      Switch weight to LEFT toe and RIGHT heel and swivel both heels to center
            
(Reverse direction and begin moving to the Left...)
37       Keeping weight on Left toe and Right heel, swivel both toes to center
38       Switch weight to Left heel and Right toe and swivel both heels to center;
39       Switch weight to Left toe and Right heel and swivel both toes to center;
40       Switch weight to Left heel and Right toe and swivel both heels to center
           putting weight on Left and keeping Right free to start over at step 1.

BEGIN DANCE AGAIN
ADDED TO THE ARCHIVES:   12 MAY 1997
Dance Copyright remains with choreographer named above. Step description layout Copyright 1994 - 2016 CrackerBilly LLC dba Country Time Dance Lines. Permission is given by Country Time Dance Lines to copy and teach as long as nothing is altered.
CHOREOGRAPHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Gloria Johnson  (Updated 10 APR 2013)
Phone:(386) 218-4228
Address:Country Time Dance Lines; 2403 Lake Tiny Road, Deltona, FL 32738
Email: gloriaj@country-time.com    OR  gloriaj@cfl.rr.com
Website: http://www.gloriajohnson.us  AND www.country-time.com