Bridge classes

The DCA is delighted to offer a wide variety of levels of play for the Bridge enthusiast who enjoys both the challenge and social aspect of play.

Currently we offer (in order of difficulty): Beginning Bridge, Continuing Beginning Bridge, Supervised Bridge – Advanced Beginning Play, Supervised Bridge – Intermediate Play, and Duplicate Bridge classes. Dates and times of our various classes appear below.

Supervised Bridge – Advanced Beginning Play

This class is perfect for those who have some knowledge of bridge, but are not yet confident in their game. Join popular bridge instructor Karen Barrett to move to the next level of play.

Thursdays from 9:30am – 11:30am
$20 per lesson
This is drop-in play, so no reservations required.
**no class April 28th, 2014

Karen Barrett teaches Bridge on Mondays and Thursdays at the Darien Community Association

Popular, experienced bridge instructor Karen Barrett runs two classes each week, and incorporates new learning into every session.



Supervised Bridge – Intermediate Play

This class is for intermediate players, and focuses on how to bid, play and defend. Instructor: Karen Barrett.

Mondays from 9:30am – 11:30am
$20 per lesson
Drop-in play, no reservation required.
**no class April 24th, 2014
**Summer break begins in June

Duplicate Bridge

This is a “drop-in” game held in the Garden Wing every Monday afternoon. Director: Gloria Sieron.

Mondays from 12:30-4:00pm
$12 per game
This is drop-in play, so no reservations are required.
Please note that one of the partners must be a DCA member.

Beginning Bridge

For those new to bridge, learn the basics of the game that so many people are so passionate about. The available class will be led by instructor Meredith Dunne over 6 sessions.

Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 25 and March 4, 11 and 18, 2014
9:00 – 11:00am
$150 DCA members, $170 public price
Above fees include the text book, Bridge Basics 1 by Audrey Grant.

**These classes are already in progress. Should you like to take a future session of this class, please contact the DCA directly at or 203-655-9050. We may add another class with enough interest.**

Instructor Joan Bergen will lead one of our Beginning Bridge classes at the DCA beginning February 4th, 2014.

Instructor Joan Bergen is a long-time Darien resident who, after studying bridge intently for 8 years, is driven to teach others. Students will benefit from Joan’s enthusiasm and love for the game that she describes as both a great way to meet people, and a great activity to keep the mind sharp.


Meredith Dunne instructs Beginning Bridge classes at 9:00am Tuesdays beginning February 4th, 2014.

Instructor Meredith Dunne is a long-time Darien resident who, after studying bridge intently for 8 years, is driven to teach others. Students will benefit from Joan’s enthusiasm and patient, personable demeanor.



Continuing Beginning Bridge

If you’ve just completed our Beginning Bridge class, or already have basic knowledge of the game, join us to continue your Bridge education. Instructor Meredith Dunne leads the Monday classes; instructor Joan Bergen runs Tuesday sessions.

Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
March 31st, April 7, 14, 28 and May 5 & 12
- OR -
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 11:00am  ***SOLDOUT***
April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6 & 13

$150 DCA members, $170 public price

Prepayment for these classes is required by noon on Thursday, March 27th. A maximum of 10 students will be accepted per class. Students will need to bring the text book – Bridge Basics 1 by Audrey Grant – to the first class. Those new to DCA Bridge classes should contact the DCA ( or 203-655-9050) to confirm that their current level of play suits this class.

Register for Continuing Beginning Bridge on Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00pm through this link.

Continuing Beginning Bridge on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 11:00am is full.


Belinda Metzger teaches Beginning Bridge classes at the DCA.Instructor Belinda Metzger is a long-time Darien resident, who has achieved recognition as a Bronze Life Master for bridge, and has authored two books about bridge, including A Beginner’s Guide to the Awesome Game of Bridge.





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