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.

Classes we offer (in order of difficulty): Bridge 1 (Beginner Bridge), Bridge 2, Bridge 3, Bridge 4, Bridge 5, Bridge 6, Bridge 7, Bridge 8, Bridge 9 and Duplicate Bridge. Dates, descriptions and times of confirmed classes and games are listed below.

Upcoming Bridge Classes, Games and Events:

From September 2016, experienced and new players will find classes, games and events that suit all levels of play. Sessions include Duplicate Bridge with Director Bill Wood, several different levels of bridge classes with Meredith Dunne and Joan Bergen and one time events. Meet our instructors below.

As classes, games and events are confirmed, full details will appear below.



Learn to play Bridge at the DCA in Darien, CTBridge 4
Tuesdays: March 28 & April 4, 11, 18
9:00am – 11:00am

This class is an introduction to competitive bidding including overcalls and advances, take-out doubles and weak 2’s. Instructor: Meredith Dunne.

Bridge 7
Six Tuesdays: March 28, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2, 9
9:30am – 11:30am

This class will be a continuation of Bridge 6. Topics will include play of the hand, splinter bids, new minor forcing, and other topics. Instructor: Joan Bergen.



Bridge-duplicate-bridge-in-action-verticalDuplicate Bridge
Monday – weekly starting September 12th
$12 per game, drop-in play.
1 partner must be a DCA member

This challenging game is held in the Garden Wing every Monday afternoon from September until May. Directed by Bill Wood.

If you wish to be notified when new bridge classes will be available, please subscribe to our DCA emails through the below link and select “Bridge” as one of your areas of interest. Alternatively, contact the DCA directly at or 203-655-9050.

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Meet our bridge instructors:

Joan Bridges teaches bridge to all levels of beginners at the DCA in Darien, CTJoan Bergen is a long-time Darien resident and Bridge Life Master 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. She’s developing quite a following!




Meredith Dunne instructs Beginning Bridge classes at the DCA.Meredith Dunne is a long-time Darien resident and Bridge Life Master who, after studying bridge intently for 8 years, is driven to teach others. Students will benefit from Meredith’s enthusiasm and patient, personable demeanor.





Meet our duplicate bridge director:
Bill Wood leads Duplicate Bridge sessions at the DCA beginning June, 2014.Bill Wood has been playing bridge since age 9, and participated in his first Duplicate Bridge game at age 12. After playing only occasionally around active duty in the Navy, a successful career in investment analysis and money management, and raising a family, in 2000 Bill selected Bridge as his vocation, not just his avocation. He is now a Gold Life Master and recipient of numerous awards for the game. Bill has been directing Duplicate Bridge at the DCA since June 2014.


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