Changement battu [ shahnzh-MAHN ba-TEW ]. Changement beaten. Same as royale.
Changement de pieds, grand [grahn shahnzh-MAHN duhpyay ]. Large change of feet. This changement requires a deeper demi-plie and a much stronger push from the floor in order to rise higher. The dancer should aim at remaining the shortest length of time on the ground and as long as possible in the air. In the Cecchetti method and the French School the knees are bent in the air and the feet drawn up so that the flat of the toes of both feet meet.
Changement de pieds, petit [ puh-TEE shahnzh-MAHN duhpyay ]. Little change of feet. Fifth position R foot front. Demi-plie and push from the floor, extending the toes and arching the feet in the air. On coming down, change the feet so that the L foot will be in the front. Land in the fifth position, first toes, then heels, and finish in demi-plie in the fifth position. For more advanced students there is another variation of petit changement. It is similar to the above but the feet do not leave the floor; the toes are touching the floor all the time as if the dancer were only rising on the toes. The movement is done very rapidly in a series without any pause or plie. This is an excellent exercise for the ankles and insteps and gives brilliancy and rapidity to the petite batterie.
Changement de pieds en tournant [ shahnzh-MAHN duh pyay ahn toor-NAHN ]. Change of feet, turning. This step is done petit and grand with a quarter-turn on each changement. The turn is done at the moment of the jump and is always begun in the direction of the front foot. If the R foot is in front, the turn is to the right; if the L foot is in front, the turn is to the left. Grand changement en tournant may also be done with half-turns and full turns.
Changement de pieds sur les pointes [ shahnzh-MAHN duh pyay sewr lay pwent]. Change of feet on the points. Changements are done on the points with a moderate jump, contracting the insteps slightly and with the muscles of the foot held taut. The jump is small but must be high enough to allow the knees, insteps and toes to be quickly stretched in the air. The step may be done in a series, in place, traveling in a diagonal or turning in place.