SONG: Bird On A Wire by Jimmy Barnes and Troy Cassar Daley. Also available on Good Old Line                                                                        Dance Music CD 20.  Further information from website below.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, 4 Pebble Court, Torquay, Hervey Bay, 4655 Qld., Australia   Web Site:

DANCE: 48 counts,  2 walls104 bpm, Easy Int, Start on vocals on word ‘bird’ Choreo . July 05




                                 Waltz Fwd, Waltz Back 1/2 Left, Waltz Fwd, Waltz Back 1/4 Left

1,2,3                         Waltz fwd L,R,L

4,5,6                         Waltz back R,L,R making 1/2 turn left

7,8,9                         Waltz fwd L,R,L

10,11,12                 Waltz back R,L,R making 1/4 turn left


                                 Cross Waltz, Cross Waltz 1/2 Right, Cross Waltz, Cross Waltz 1/4 Right

13,14,15                 Step L across R, Step R,L together

16,17,18                 Step R across L,  Making 1/2 right step L,R together  

19,20,21                 Step L across R, Step R,L together

22,23,24                 Step R across L, Making 1/4 right step L,R together


                                 Step Tap Kick, Waltz Back, Step Tap Kick, Waltz Back Turning to 9 O’clock

25,26,27                 Step L towards right diagonal, Tap R beside L, Kick R fwd

28,29,30                 Waltz back R,L,R (still facing the diagonal)

31,32,33                 Step fwd on L (still facing the diagonal), Tap R beside L, Kick R fwd

34,35,36                 Waltz back R,L,R making a bit more than 1/4 left to face 9 o’clock


                                 Waltz Fwd, Waltz Back 1/4 left, Waltz fwd 1/2 Left, Waltz Fwd 1/2 Left

37,38,39                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

40,41,42                 Waltz back R,L,R making 1/4 left  (to face 6 o’clock)

43-48                        Waltzing fwd make a full turn left while stepping L,R,L ,R,L,R




I wrote this dance after numerous requests but quite frankly I don’t think the song is as good as the hyp leading up to it’s release.  I personally like the version by Aaron Neville which is in 4/4 timing rather than in waltz timing.


However, it appears to be well liked by many line dancers, so who am I to question?  So, here is the waltz you requested Valda, Mary, Marj, Judith, Bill, Roger Colleen, Sue , Barbara and Gloria. (Sorry if I missed anyone).

 Hope you like it.


See you on the floor sometime…...Jan









Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie