Grasp jump rope handles on each side. Initiate side swing mount or start with rope behind body and swing rope from behind over head. Body weight should be balanced on the balls of the feet, with knees slightly bent.
Swing rope in front of body, down to floor. Hop as rope travels under feet. Repeat hops while progressively turning lower body so feet and knees are pointed to one side while upper body's orientation remains unchanged throughout movement. Rotate lower body so feet and knees are pointing to opposited side. Continue hoping over rope while progressively rotating lower body from side to side.