EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE OVERSEAS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN DANCE

2021 Registrations open! 

4 Week Program + Live Q&A 

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LEAP has made me so much more confident on how to live overseas. I have learnt so many little tricks that would have saved me!

— Georgia R.


In times like these, moving overseas can feel more daunting than ever.

LEAP OVERSEAS teaches you how to avoid the typical pitfalls when moving overseas. It helps you become the best, and most resilient dancer you can be. Especially designed for young pre-professional dancers.   

Join Philippa and Stephanie as they share decades of combined experience helping young dancers navigate the big transition to the other side of the world successfully!

Stephanie Potreck

Founder, AusDancersOverseas.com

Stephanie trained in London, UK at The Urdang Academy. An injury ended her career early and sparked her interest in medicine. Now a doctor, she felt that still wasn’t enough to sufficiently help dancers, so she also became a sports nutritionist. After more than 10 years in hospitals, she now sees dancers in her clinic, often virtually, and not only optimizes their health and nutrition, but also collaborates with colleagues (GPs, gynecologists, endocrinologists etc.) worldwide in order to ensure dancers receive all the treatment necessary to support them to become the best and healthiest version of themselves. 

Philippa Ziegenhardt

Founder, StageMinded.com

Philippa grew up in Perth, Western Australia. After a hop and a skip to full-time training in Sydney, she leapt over to Hamburg, Germany to complete her Diploma at the Hamburg Ballet School. She went on to dance professionally for 6 years with the Hamburg Ballet before retraining as a Counsellor back in Australia. She has been helping performers around the world to develop a strong mindset for the industry for the last 10 years through counselling and online programs at StageMinded.com and is also the School Counsellor at The Australian Ballet School.

What people are saying...

"I really appreciated the scientific information on body issues, mental health and nutrition. It was reassuring and definitely worthwhile. I loved it!"

- Leilani H-S

"You will learn so much about yourself personally and the environment you are going to enter. It will allow you to view all aspects of starting at a new school."

- Georgia R

LEAP Overseas Program Details:

Module 1

LIVING OVERSEAS

Oh so different!

Moving overseas is exciting and daunting at the same time…

You’ll be navigating dance and LIFE in new city and culture, with a new climate (how cold does it get?!!) and maybe even a new language as well!

From banking and budgeting to finding accommodation and flat-mates and navigating COVID, there is a lot to work out in this foreign place… Gulp! Suddenly you need to be so much more independent…

But you’re not on your own! In Module 1, Philippa and Stephanie will walk you through:

  • What to do before you leave for overseas so you’re prepared: body, mind and suitcase
  • The best ways to settle in so you can feel at home quickly
  • Practical tips for getting set up in your new home (including things you never knew you needed to think of… hello liability insurance!)
  • >>PLUS 2 handy Checklists so you can prepare to leave and settle in with ease

"I greatly appreciated the information on admin jobs to do when moving overseas as I had found this process confusing and confronting."


Module 2

EATING OVERSEAS

OMG – I’ve got to cook for myself…!

There can be so many questions about food when you first move overseas:

Where can I shop for groceries on a budget? Why are the shops not open on Sundays, the only day I have time? What should I buy? How do I meal-prep? I don't have time to eat!

I'm losing weight - help! I'm putting on weight - help! What do they mean by ’eat a bit healthier'? What does ’Eat a bit more, but not much’ mean for me? I can't afford to eat out all the time but I'm too tired to cook for myself…

Philippa and Stephanie will guide you through the most typical questions and problems they see dancers face with food when moving overseas. You’ll learn:

  • How to be your own boss and prepare fantastic meals on a budget 
  • The surprising link between mood and food
  • How to avoid potential health problems related to food
  • >> PLUS our dancers’ most-loved recipes and shopping list

"When the nutrition information was broken into scientific graphs and images it was very eye-opening."


Module 3

ADJUSTING OVERSEAS

How do I find my feet!?

When you move overseas to dance, suddenly everything is new: new teachers, new friends, new ways of doing things, new expectations. It’s all good… but it adds up and things can easily get overwhelming, especially when your support network back home is so far away and you want to make a good impression. 

In this module Philippa and Stephanie will show you how you can adapt well to all the changes you’re facing and get into a rhythm that will really work for you. You’ll learn:

  • 3 simple shortcuts to manage culture shock and feel on top of things fast
  • Tips for making friends and handling homesickness
  • Stress-busters for those challenging early days
  • >> PLUS Our dancers’ favourite journaling and time-management templates

"I now know that it is ok to ask for help overseas if I need it and how to keep myself going during the hard times that I may face."


Module 4 + LIVE Q&A - 26th June 2021 

PERFORMING OVERSEAS

Bring it on!

Now we get to the real reason you’re here… performing!

You want to soak up every inch of the experience overseas. You want to be the best dancer you can be. You don’t want anything to hold you back!

In this final of 4 Modules, Philippa and Stephanie will lift the lid on the real things that make or break dancers overseas and how you can set yourself up to avoid the pitfalls to become the strongest dancer you can be. We’ll cover:

  • Overcoming the biggest barriers to performing at your peak
  • How to build body resilience in the ballet world
  • Becoming the manager of your own health team
  • >> PLUS the best apps, podcasts and resources we’ve found to champion you!

"I feel more confident to live on my own overseas and feel very appreciative to have new insights that I can take with me - both overseas and onto the stage/studio."


Register Today And LEAP Into Your Future!

Join us Now!

Watching LEAP with my daughter - it raised her awareness of looking after herself once she moved away. Very practical tips for us to use as well. A great program to make the move overseas a little less daunting for both child and parent. I feel comfortable she has been armed with good knowledge now.

— Mum.

Pricing

Choose the plan that fits you best 

Access the training videos and materials for the duration of the program.

Pay securely via PayPal. If you don't absolutely love it, we'll refund your payment - no questions asked.


Single LEAP Modules

AU$79 each

Join specific LEAP Module/s
  • Choose which module/s you sign up for (Live, Eat, Adjust and/or Perform)
  • Just the topics you need
  • Training videos, Live Q&A + Resources for the session/s you choose


Want more? You can upgrade at any time.


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Full LEAP Program

AU$197

Join the LEAP Overseas Program
  • All 4 LEAP Modules
  • 4 weeks of video training, Live Q&A Call + All Resources
  • Email support from Philippa & Stephanie for the duration of the program

LEAP + Coaching

AU$297

Join LEAP Overseas + Coaching
  • ALL 4 LEAP Modules, Live Q&A + All Resources
  • Individual 30-minute consult with Philippa (Transition Support)
  • Individual 30-minute consult with Stephanie (Nutrition)
  • Save $100 on individual consults

Frequently Asked Questions

We've got A's for your Q's

How much does it cost?

We have 3 options for you:

1) Individual Modules = $79 each. You can upgrade to be part of the full program at any time.

2) Full LEAP Program = $197. This is our recommended option, including all 4 Modules, Live Q&A and supporting materials and resources

3) LEAP + Coaching = $297 Add 1 consultation with Philippa and 1 with Stephanie to tailor a plan just for you!

How do I know it's for me?

These webinars have been designed specifically for dancers moving overseas to pursue their career in dance. So, no matter where in the world you are moving to or from, how old you are, or whether you are moving overseas for work or to continue your training, these webinars will be just right for you!

They are also made with parents of dancers moving overseas in mind and will focus on ways you can support your dancer throughout their transition.

I'm not sure when I'll be going overseas due to COVID, should I still participate?

We get it. A lot of people are in limbo right now! Doing the LEAP Program now will mean you will be so much more prepared whenever the time does come to leave. These are unusual times - we believe that's even more reason for dancers to get wise about how to take good care of yourself, mentally and physically, whilst overseas and make sure you have good mentors alongside you in the process.

I have already moved overseas, is this still for me?

Yes, you are welcome! There have been so many disruptions to dancers settling in overseas this year! While the first webinar will focus on culture shock and the logistics of moving overseas, you will still get a LOT out of the program if you've moved away from home in the last 12-18 months. If you're not sure if it's for you, or want help deciding which webinars would be most valuable in your situation, please get in touch with us and we'll help you work it out. :)

What if I'm not Australian? Can I still participate?

Of course you can! The information we cover is relevant for any dancer moving to a foreign place to pursue their career in dance. We welcome all your diverse experiences!

I'm a parent, can I also join?

We'd love to have you. The LEAP Overseas Program will be equally helpful for parents supporting their dancer to navigate this change, as it will the dancers themselves! Each registration is a household registration. We'd encourage parents and dancers to participate together. You'll be stronger as a team!

When is the LEAP Overseas Program on?

The Modules will be released over 4 Saturdays starting June 5th 2021 (later sign-ups will receive modules weekly from your sign up date). Each week you'll get training videos and bonus resources. There will also be a Live Q&A Call, on Saturday June 26th, time TBA - we will do our best to coordinate timezones! You will have access to watch each Module at your convenience for a 2 week period after it is released.

What if I can't make it to the Live Q&A call?

That's ok. If you have any questions on the topics covered, you can email them to us in advance and we'll answer you live on the Q&A call and you can watch when you have time. If you have any extra questions after the Q&A call you can email them to us up until the end of August and we'll answer you via email. ;)

When will my coaching sessions be if I book the LEAP + Coaching option?

Philippa and Stephanie will email you to arrange a time for your consultations. You can decide whether you'd like to have them before the program starts, once you finish or at any other time that suits you before December 24th 2021.

If I only book one Module, what if I want to upgrade to the full program later?

No problem. Just email Philippa or Stephanie and they will arrange for an upgrade. You will only pay the difference between what you've already paid and the full price. To access the full LEAP program, you will need to upgrade before the date the 4th Module is released (i.e. 26th June 2021).

Got more questions? No worries! Please email Philippa: philippa@stageminded.com or Stephanie: hello@ausdancersoverseas.com :)

Ready to take the LEAP OVERSEAS with Us?