When performed in a Quick tempo dance, using Pas-de-basque, the movement takes place on the first beat of each bar and should be in a forward direction.
When performed with the Strathspey setting step, the movement is a zig-zag, diagonally to the right on the right foot step and to the left on the left foot step. It is important to remember to Face the Dancer being approached, not in the Direction of the Step (as would be the case with the Strathspey travelling step).
Set advancing is often used in Strathspeys as a passing movement by the Dancing couple, (Giving left shoulders) so that they Finish Facing Corners, as for example in bars 9-10 and 13-14 of Bonnie Stronshiray. Most commonly, the Corners Stand as the Dancing couple approach but, in bars 9-10 and 13-14 of Midsummer Common, the Corners also Set.