Hasierako posizioa
  Oin-punta gailur
  Oin-punta orpokoak
  Oin-punta irradakan
  Txingo luze paseoa
  Zango ostikoa
  Jira galdua
  Trantsiozko urratsak
  Lehen aldaira
  Bigarren aldaira
  Hirugarren aldaira
  Laugarren aldaira
  Bostgarren aldaira
  Seigarren aldaira

The initial position is the position that the dantzaris adopt to start the dance. This position is not limited to when the dance starts, as the body posture and position that the dantzari initially adopts is how he has to stand throughout the dance.

The dantzari has to stand upright from the tips of his feet to his head.  His feet, calves and thighs have to be turned slightly out. The feet should be pointed out diagonally at an angle of roughly 90º. Obviously, the dancer's feet have to pointed outwards in line with the position of his thighs and, therefore, his knees have to be turned out in the same direction as his feet are pointing. The dantzari should be comfortable in this position and should not give the impression of being in a forced pose. The dantzari's lower limbs have to remain in this open position throughout the steps he performs and each step has to be clearly performed.

Standing with his feet and legs in this open position, the dantzari's right foot  points diagonally to the right in order to adopt the initial position and he then places the heel of his left foot against the instep of the right foot. Given that the right foot is pointed diagonally to the right, what Iztueta refers to as an “acephalous cross” is formed between both feet. Iztueta says the following about the initial position:

Each time that the dantzari is getting ready to advance, he shall place his feet as follows:

He shall place the heel of the left foot exactly half way along the instep of the right foot, in such a way that both feet form an acephalous cross.