We start a hand of bridge by bidding with partner to where we think our best contract is. There are some standard ways to describe the different sort of hands we may hold. This class will discuss when to open big hands with a 2 club bid, what the different responses show, what to respond after partner opens 1 No Trump, and how to support partner after they open in a major suit. The format each week will start with a discussion of the evening’s topic, after which prepared hands will be played to illustrate the bidding principles involved. Handouts will be given after each class.