Denver Fencing Center runs over 30 different classes a week. Our classes run on monthly cycles. Fencers who are taking one 60 minute class a week will sign up for a Bronze membership.
Fencers taking one 90 minute class a week will sign up for a Bronze Plus membership.
Beginner Classes: Denver Fencing Center offers Beginner Classes for youth and adults on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our instructors introduce students to all of the basics of fencing, including terminology, fencing movements, and how to put on the fencing uniform. Students will experience all three fencing weapons: foil, epee, and saber. Because of the large amount of information, most beginners take the introductory class two or three times.
Fencing Skills Classes: These classes are designed to help beginner level fencers transition into intermediate classes. Over the course of the class, students will learn advanced footwork and bladework, and will refine their technique in all three weapons. Fencing skills classes focus on giving students the opportunity to discern which weapon they would like to study in greater detail.
Intermediate Classes: Intermediate level classes are for fencers who have already completed the beginner level classes, or who have previous fencing experience. Instructors will expose students to proper technique, tactics and strategy, and introduce competitive situations. Intermediate level fencers should be comfortable getting suited up and using fencing equipment on their own.
Competitive Classes: Oriented toward fencers who are actively competing, Competitive classes offer fencers the opportunity to improve strength, tactics, and technique. Classes will feature drills that focus on a variety of topics, including contitioning, bout strategy, and fencing skills. Competitive level fencers typically have their own equipment.
Open Fencing: Denver Fencing Center provides an open gym for fencers of all ages and levels to practice with one another. Fencers who are looking for more on-strip experience are invited to come for open fencing. Mondays and Wednesdays focus on Epee and Saber, while Tuesdays and Thursdays focus on Foil. Saturday mornings, fencers who are training for regional and national level competitions are invited to join our 7 AM practice. Guests and visitors who are not monthly members of Denver Fencing Center may pay the drop-in fee and join us for any of our open fencing.
If you are looking for enrichment classes, click to our enrichment page, and click on your school.
If you are planning on taking more than one class a week, or if you'd like to combine classes, private lessons, and open fencing, a membership is recommended.
To register for DFC classses:
For additional questions, please contact us.