About 20 ballet students at Golden West College had a special teacher Thursday morning through the school's master-class program.
Internationally acclaimed ballet dancer Roy W. Fitzell led the intermediate and advanced students in barre work and center floor adagio, or slow movements, as well as leaps, jete and allegro combinations.
"It was a lovely class. He put us through our paces, doing all kinds of things," said Golden West dance instructor Carol Caniglia, who arranged for Fitzell to visit.
Fitzell has performed throughout the country and on numerous television shows. He teaches at the American School of Dance in Hollywood and teaches and serves as department chairman at UC Irvine.