Leslie Browne, former principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater and star of the 1977 film "The Turning Point," will teach a ballet class in Fairfield next month to benefit a nonprofit that provides therapeutic dance programs for children with cancer and special needs.

The class is planned on Saturday, June 15, at the Connecticut Dance School and is part of the school's participation in Dance Across America, which benefits the nonprofit Andrea Rizzo Foundation, the school said.

The foundation provides classes for pediatric cancer patients and special-needs children at hospitals and public schools.

Browne's class is open to intermediate- and advanced-level students from area ballet schools, and is planned at theConnecticut Dance School studio at 42 Halley Court.

The first phase of Connecticut Dance School's participation in Dance Across America on Saturday, April 27, raised $3,500. About 60 students ages 3 to 11 participated in two separate dances at the school.

Donations to the Andrea Rizzo Foundation may be made through the school. Checks payable to "Andrea Rizzo Foundation" may be mailed to: Connecticut Dance School, 42 Halley Court, Fairfield, CT 06825

To register for the Leslie Brown master class, call the Connecticut Dance School at 203-384-2492.