Dance towards the dancer you are Facing. The Advance Figure may be performed Across The set, Up and down The set or on a Diagonal; it may involve one dancer or a line of Scottish country dancers, with the Facing dancer(s) either stationary or, more commonly, also advancing. Where a line of dancers is involved, they normally Take hands.
Two bars are normally allocated for this Figure.
See also Set advancing in Figures Setting.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Advance, is used in either the Minicrib or the Maxicrib Dance instructions or both -
Brooch Of Lorne
Miss Stewart's Jig
Mrs Stewart's Jig