Échappé battu changé is a beaten jump. Whenever performing échappé battu, the crossing or beating of the legs occurs side to side and underneath you. When jumping and beating the legs, always work to cross the thighs to show “sous-sus” in the air and always perform the battu on the “up” of the jump.
To perform échappé battu changé:
It is important to use your demi-plié at the beginning and ending of all jumps, and to maintain a long lengthened torso. It is also important to avoid leaning forward or backward when jumping as it can stress the body and makes jumping difficult.