1. Tendu your right foot forward, then bring it through coupé and up to retiré.

2. Développé your right leg as high as you can, keeping your shoulders lifted.

3. Holding your right leg in the air, release your upper body and head to the left, dropping toward the ground.Ashi says: “For this move, you must have a really strong core, and you have to make sure you’ve mastered your tilt first. Then just practice dropping!

Photography by Erin Baiano; Hair and makeup by Chuck Jensen for MARK EDWARD INC.