When I'm clueless, I go to someone that already is showing in the class that I'm interested in locally. They'll be able to give you the run down on the "what to do's" a lot better than over the net people can. I would also maybe contact a trainer in your area to help with what you're looking into. Asking a lot of questions is the best way to get answers
Remember that there are no dumb questions. Best of luck to you and welcome to the forum. I hope you stick around as there are many knowledgeable folks here that can offer good advice.
(PS, if you want to start your own thread to discuss this further, you only need to click the new thread button in this section's front page and write away...then you just submit new thread.) Please feel free to PM me or any mod for further assistance!!!