Pied

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Pied:

p-yay

What does Pied translate to?

foot

Pied is a classical ballet term meaning “foot” with its plural from as pieds for “feet.”  Its a ballet term that is used with other terms to describe the main action of a dancer’s feet.  For example, cou-de-pied means “neck of the foot” and describes a dancer wrapping their foot, or pied, around the top of their foot/bottom of their ankle.


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