Absolute beginner should be just that - working on the fundamentals that eventually build up to a pirouette or a frappé or whatever. It is hard to find a class that gives a good working blend of fundamentals and fun, dancing steps and simple choreography.
The problem with doing things one is really, really not prepared for is that unwanted muscle memory is developed, making doing the step correctly much harder than if the student learns the basics first (like mastering a retiré position at the barre, then mastering it in the center, then attempting the 1/4, 1/2, whole pirouette after that has been accomplished).
But .... dancing is supposed to be fun and challenging, allowing for personal artistry and creativity. A difficult task for any teacher ..... these are some of my most challenging classes to teach, requiring a lot of thinking and lesson plan preparation. The teacher of these classes needs to be very aware of all the little pieces that make up a certain step, and be able to communicate this information to the dancers.
That being said I LOVE working with dancers who dance "for love, not money".