Each dantzari has to complete the choreography of each zortziko by performing the relevant combinations of steps. Each zortziko consists of various moves, each of which has eight beats or points. The dantzari has to perform the first six points with the help of a few rules and carrying out different step sequences. The two last steps are used to end the phase.
The law of symmetry should be respected when the sequence of steps is performed to complete the moves, so whatever is done with the right foot is then repeated with the left, or if a step is performed to the right, it is then performed to the left. Iztueta explains this as follows:
“…the dantzari's greatest beauty is that whatever he does with one foot, he then does with the other, and that what is performed to one side is then completed with the same movement to the other side”.
With respect to the difficulty, Iztueta recommends to begin with simple steps and progressively increase their difficulty
“The simplest of these moves shall be danced first and then the more complicated ones, as performing the more basic ones after the most spectacular ones would produce an awful effect".