This recent workshop, Basic Figure Construction was quite interesting and useful. Our instructor was Malone Samuels, who has been teaching drawing for decades and is extremely skilled and soooooo patient.
He also teaches cartooning classes and he mentioned a 'gesture ' figure drawing class that sounds wonderful to me. I really enjoyed his approach, his ideas, his mixture of measurement plus calculation with emotion/intuition.
I put all my notes from the workshop in my everyday sketchbook and will try to refer to them daily. I didn't do well at all with the models during the weekend, but am SURE that these 'principles' will help every day.