Here, you'll get behind the wheel with an iron-stomached instructor riding shotgun as you find the limits of grip. Exercises include inducing, then correcting, both understeer and oversteer, as well as recovering from a slide.
Our class was about half the usual size, with nine total students. We were then split into two groups, leaving four or five students with two instructors per group. This high instructor-to-student ratio means you'll get plenty of time on the skidpad and lots of first-hand tips and tricks, plus direct feedback on what you're doing, both right and wrong, behind the wheel.
If you've never been on a skidpad before, be prepared to find out that even at 18-20 mph, things can happen very, very quickly. You will spin out, but you'll also learn how not to--a key skill to have on the street in any car, but especially in a high-horsepower rear-drive car in the wet.