The Darien Community Association (DCA) is offering new Bridge classes starting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Bridge 2: Building upon the concepts in Bridge 1, the course completes the presentation of basic bidding methods, covers basic concepts of Declarer Play and Defense, and concludes with classes on the Stayman Convention. Prerequisite - Bridge 1, or a basic understanding of the game. Instructor Joan Bergen.

Bridge 2 will be held Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. for five weeks, Nov. 10, 17 and Dec. 1, 8, 15.

Course fees are $145, or $125 for DCA members. Prepayment is required, and registration closes at noon on Friday, Nov. 6. A minimum number of prepaid students is necessary to run the class. Registration is available at dariendca.org or by contacting the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050. Classes are held at the DCA at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

Bridge 3: This course focuses on more bidding concepts and polishing your basic bidding language — reviewing and enhancing bidding principles learned in Beginning Bridge. The class emphasizes the importance of efficiently showing both your hand strength and distribution, and introduces modern approaches to major suit raises, Jacoby Transfers, basic defense, and an introduction to competitive bidding. Prerequisite — Bridge 2. Instructor Joan Bergen.

Bridge 3 will be held Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. for five weeks, Nov. 11, 18 and Dec. 2, 9, 16.

Course fees are $145, or $125 for DCA members. Prepayment is required, and registration closes at noon on Friday, Nov. 6. A minimum number of prepaid students is necessary to run the class. Registration is available at dariendca.org or by contacting the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050. Classes are held at the DCA at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

Bridge 5: These classes are for the more intermediate student and focus on an in-depth review of major and minor suit openings, opening leads against suit and no-trump contracts, Forcing No Trump, and introduce two new conventions — New Minor Forcing and Drury. Instructor Meredith Dunne.

Bridge 5 will be held Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. for five weeks, Nov. 11, 18 and Dec. 2, 9, 16.

Course fees are $145, or $125 for DCA members. Prepayment is required, and registration closes at noon on Friday, Nov. 6. A minimum number of prepaid students is necessary to run the class. Registration is available online at dariendca.org or by contacting the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050. Classes are held at the DCA at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

Bridge 7: These lessons are designed for people who already know how to play bridge but want to improve. The topics will include defense, more on slam bidding, smart declarer play and some new conventions. This course is not on a beginning level. Instructor Meredith Dunne.

Bridge 7 will be held Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. for five weeks, November 10, 17 and December 1, 8, 15.

Course fees are $145, or $125 for DCA members. Prepayment is required, and registration closes at noon on Friday, Nov. 6. A minimum number of prepaid students is necessary to run the class. Registration is available at dariendca.org or by contacting the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050. Classes are held at the DCA at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

Instructor Joan Bergen is a long-time Darien resident and Bridge Life Master

Instructor Meredith Dunne is a long-time Darien resident.