Changé

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Changé:

shahn-ZHAY

What does Changé translate to?

changed

Changé is a classical ballet term meaning “changed.” A changé is not a step on its own, instead it is added on to names of other steps to describe a dancer’s feet changing places.  Simply, if the right foot started in front at the beginning of the step, but is now in the back with the left foot in front, the step has changé added to it.


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