Main Motorcycle: 2014 Thruxton
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Colorado, USA. Kerala, India. Thailand (winters)
Other Motorcycle: KDX200
Extra Motorcycle: 1964 Royal Enfield 350
If you can find someone near you who rides enduro or dirt, ask if you can come along. Most have a spare bike and riding (and crashing) in the dirt will teach you fast (without injury, to you or the bike). You can fall down (when wearing the right gear) and not hurt the bike or yourself, just get back up and keep going. Practicing figure eights, sliding, braking and weighting your body from side to side to keep balance for slow maneuvering. Don't be afraid to stand on the pegs to accomplish this. People might look at you funny, but less so than falling over and breaking bits!
BTW, smart, smart, smart move to take classes like that. Wish they'd been around when I started. Might have saved a few bones (and many turn signals - till I gave those up entirely, mirrors, side cases, etc.)
Be safe, continue to be smart and welcome to the brotherhood!