Mah Jongg classes

Learn the ancient game that does for your mind what Zumba does for your body! Originally from China, Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.  Played with a set of 136 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, 4 players methodically select, pass and discard tiles, each with the hope of creating a legal hand. The DCA provides the tile sets required for play in all Mah Jongg classes.

Mah Jongg classes offered

Drop-in Mah Jongg

If you already know how to play, and are looking for an active game to join when you can, this is for you. Situated in a private room on the 2nd floor.

9:00am – 12:00pm
$5 for DCA members, $10 public price
This is drop-in play, so reservations are not required.

Beginning Mah Jongg

This class will take the newcomer to Mah Jongg through understanding the tiles, using the Mah Jongg card, and rules of play, with several hours of practice. This class is limited to 12 students.

This class is not scheduled at the moment. Please contact the DCA should you wish to be notified when this class is next offered.

Supervised Mah Jongg

This class is perfect for those who have completed “Beginning Mah Jongg,” but are nervous to play alone. Instructor Joan Allocca - a wizard at Mah Jongg strategy - will be on hand to answer questions and offer suggestions.

These classes are not scheduled at the moment. Please contact the DCA should you wish to be notified when this class is next offered.

Our instructor

Instructor Joan Allocca teaches Mah Jongg classes at the DCA.


Experienced instructor Joan Allocca runs the Mah Jongg classes at the DCA.

Joan has been teaching Mah Jongg for many years, and has the patience but also a strategic approach to every hand, which she gladly shares with her students.


If you are interested in taking Beginning Mah Jongg or another of our Mah Jongg classes, please contact the DCA through or 203-655-9050.  If you’d like to subscribe to our emails, to receive news of upcoming Mah Jongg classes as well as other activities, please complete the form through this link.