Acting and Improv at Aviator Sports

Adult and kids acting classes will develop your ability to think on your feet

Aviator Sports has partnered with Leif’s Improv & Acting Playhouse to introduce improv and acting classes to Aviator Sports.

Leif’s Improv. & Acting Playhouse is a fun creative school for Kids, Teens, and Adults, The Playhouse offers a variety of on-going or seasonal acting classes, Leif’s proven techniques, and unique approach has helped kids, teens, and adults to break into the Film, TV, and Entertainment Industry. If you are serious about your acting and want to take it to the next level or just want to try it out. THEN THIS IS THE PLACE!

Creator, founder, and director Leif Riddell is a professional working actor, writer, director, life coach, and father of two working actors 10 and 12 years old. He has over 25 years experience on both coasts in the Film, TV, and Entertainment Industry. He is a Brooklyn native and can be seen in “Blue Bloods”,”Gotham”The Following” “Person of Interest“ “Damages” “The Americans“ “Enough” “The Hard Way” and “Amazing Spider-Man 2”.

The Playhouse encourages and allows students to explore and take chances with their acting and performing. The Playhouse uses improvisational exercises and games to help students discover and develop their creative skills. While building confidence and self-esteem, Leif and other actors will walk students through all the outstanding techniques that will help enable them to feel more powerful and comfortable.

Ask about Group rates, Private Improv Empowerment Classes, and Business Improv. Empowerment Workshops

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Improvisation / Youth Acting Classes : 

In a fun, safe and creative environment students are introduced to Leif’s unique and proven approach of Using improvisational games and exercises to create characters and scenes at the moment. Along side creating and developing characters students learn emotional work, vocal projection, objects, physical comedy, status, and most important the “Yes and” technique. As they go thru this process they will build confidence and self-esteem as they discover and develop their creative talents. This is a fun-filled class for actors, writers, directors of all ages and levels.

TV and Film Audition :

This advanced class focuses on the Audition and Cold Reading Process. Students will be taught and coached on Leif’s Unique Sight Reading Technique. Leif’s step-by-step process prepares students on how to quickly breakdown the scene get off the page and create what is needed to book a job in this highly competitive business. Leif’s proven approach will help students prepare for Auditioning In the Film, TV, and Entertainment industry. This class is a must for those that want to start Auditioning for Films, TV, and Theatre.

Adult Improv Class :

Adult  Improv. Therapy is a laugh a minute class that will make you an Instant Improv. addict. and have you feeling better after each one you take. Leif’s Proven techniques bring out the very best in each and every one that participates.  In a fun, safe, environment, Using Improv. exercises you will be coached and shown ways to improve your social interactions with people, how to adjust and take action in high-pressure situations, improve your public speaking and listening skills, and empower and awaken your true self.  This fun and highly educational class helps you with breaking down any inhibition’s you may have and allows you to tap into your creative insight.  By the time you finish classes, you will become more empowered, confident, creative, and closer to the person you always wanted to be. This is a must class for Adults that are looking to add more excitement, wisdom, and humor into their lives. Warning: This class can change your life! See for yourself.

On Camera Commercial :

These acting classes use Leif’s Unique Process and Approach to On Camera and Commercial Acting. In each class, we create, break down, and better understand Commercial copy. We then use that copy for the students to act on camera. They will be coached on all areas of acting on camera. From Close up shots to the Master and the two shot, students will fully understand all aspects of being on camera. This process helps prepare the Actor for Commercial Auditioning and On Camera Hosting. A must for anybody looking to do Commercial or On Camera Acting. This is an 8-week program and this class only has twelve spots so act fast!

New Corporate Empowerment: Improving Your Business :

What are the facts/theories behind using improvisation in school or corporate training? Improvisation has many techniques and concepts that relate to business environments. The main foundation of improvisation is teamwork and support. It is about working together to build an ensemble, have engaging conversations and tell a story by tapping into the creative talents of their employees. Innovation and creativity enhance productivity, accelerate capability and help sustain the competitive advantage. Companies must innovate to survive, and improvisation is by nature- innovative! Improvisation is not only fun, it encourages individual choice, trust, and risk.

Do you have what it takes to Star in a Commercial,TV, or Film. Have you ever said "Oh I can do that" but then never done anything about it? Well then get yourself down to Leif's Improv.&Acting Playhouse. Where not only do they teach you how, they can get you in front of Casting.

Posted by Leif's Improvisation Playhouse on Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Improvisation / kids Acting Classes information


Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-11:00am

Age: 5-8 yr olds & 9-12 yr olds

Duration & Pricing:

Drop in: $37.50 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

8 weeks: $200.00 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

16 weeks: $376.00 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee


Adult Improv and acting Classes information


Mondays 6:00pm-7:00pm

Fridays 7:00pm-8:00pm

Duration & Pricing:

8 Weeks: $200 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

16 Weeks: $375 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

Audition for TV and Film information


Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm

Age: 5-8 yr olds & 9-12 yr olds

Duration & Pricing:

Drop in: $37.50 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

8 weeks: $200.00 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

16 weeks: $375.00 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

On Camera Commercial Acting Classes information

Dates: Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm

Fridays 6:00pm-7:00pm


5-8 yr olds & 9-12 yr olds

Duration & Pricing:

Drop in: $37.50 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

8 weeks: $300.00 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

16 weeks: $575.00 + $35.00 Aviator Membership fee

Corporate Empowerment information

Improv corporate workshops can be scheduled at any time. All workshops can be customized for any group or company.