During beam training the gymnasts should practice different kinds of walks  jumps  and other basic skills that help to develop an increase in balance, clean body lines, and elegant execution.  The basic front kicks must swing up horizontal or higher, but always keeping the support leg straight, and the body in a vertical line without piking forward or arching back.  As in any other dance skill, the stomach and buttocks are tucked in.  The head stays neutral or with the chin slightly up.  Performing in a tall releve increases the challenge to keep a steady balance.