[...] if you want to break down a pike roll, you might do the following: 1 Begin by lying on your stomach, propped up on your forearms. 2 Contract, push up on your forearms and bring your legs to your chest in an upside-down "V" shape. 3 Tuck your chin to your chest and roll out of the pike, ending in a sitting position. (Studying other dance styles will improve your lyrical performance overall-not just with floor work!) The ability to move into and out of the floor smoothly has become essential in just about every dance genre, and it takes practice.