My first two months of Aikido were through a class such as this. Many aspects of it were helpfull, but the foot-work drills were of immense help.
The first ten minutes of class every day, "Left foot forward, and ten-kan.. one! two! one! two!..." and so on, through irimi, ten-chin, irimi-ten-kan, ten-kai, and so on.
When techniques were being demonstrated later on, it really helped to be able to indentify the steps involved and be comfortable with each.
Hope this is usefull,