Thanks to all for the input. I really like the idea of keeping it tailored to kayaking.
Right now I'm leaning towards the class Colorado Whitewater is offering June 1-2. It's in Waterton which is A) close to me and B) a narrow-style river of which I mostly plan to run (and would be only run in a kayak). For a first time course, I hope it'll get me started in the right direction.
PS--I'm mostly limited due to my son's schedule. He gets out of school late May, and most classes are in late April and through May. There are classes in Taos and Durango I'd like to get to, but the Waterton class will probably have to do.
Anyway...beers on me...look for the upside down yellow Fluid Solo and I'll buy you a beer.
PPS--Anyone know if the CW classes are any good? It's $195, but if spending extra money gets me a better class, I'm all for it.