Definition of changement de pied in US English:

changement de pied

(also changement de pieds, changement des pieds)


  • A jump starting and ending with the feet crossed, during which the dancer changes the leading foot.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Fanny Kemble (1809–1893), actress and author. From French changement de pied, lit. ‘change of foot (or feet)’ from changement + de + pied foot or its plural pieds.


changement de pied

/ˌʃɒnʒmɒ̃ də ˈpjeɪ/