- Help build an ensemble.
- Group stands in circle and all come in close with hands stretched into middle of the circle.
- Everyone grabs two hands – not the person next them, and not both hands of the same person.
- Tell the students they must untie the knot without anyone ever letting go of their hands.
- Counsel them to go very slowly and be very gentle.
- Do it once allowing the students to talk and once in silence.