A kick-up starts laying on the ground and sending your legs up so your knees are above your face. Put your hands on the ground behind you, violently sending your legs down again, push with your hands. The result is a dramatic leap to your feet. You should be standing vertically and ready to dance. A Kick-Up is not very hard to learn (usually it takes one to two months), but you will often land ‘hard’ on your back when practicing this on a mat or grass. Kick-Ups are taken from martial arts (I’m sure you’ve seen it hundred times in Bruce-Lee films). Kick-Ups can also be done without hands but, it is more difficult.