This exercise uses a single element of contact dance and breaks it down into an improv exercise. Two players press their backs against each other move around the room. The leader could add styles of music have the pairs dance to. The players do not interlock arms. The players do not communicate with words. They can only work together through their backs.
One player starts off by clapping their hands (a singular clap), while facing another player. The player mimics the the starting player and the goal is to clap simultaneously. The player that received the applause then turns and claps simultaneously with the next player in the circle. This process is continued around the circle in a series of individual claps built by pairs of players.