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The dance podcast where movers and shakers get the information and inspiration they need to navigate their creative careers with clarity and confidence. Master mover, Dana Wilson taps into 19 years of industry experience and talks to the best in the entertainment biz, who have been there and done that so that you don’t have to… do it alone.

Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson Dana Wilson

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    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

The dance podcast where movers and shakers get the information and inspiration they need to navigate their creative careers with clarity and confidence. Master mover, Dana Wilson taps into 19 years of industry experience and talks to the best in the entertainment biz, who have been there and done that so that you don’t have to… do it alone.

    211. Caroline M. Diamond & Riley Higgins: Skeleton Crew Extraordinaires

    211. Caroline M. Diamond & Riley Higgins: Skeleton Crew Extraordinaires

    Caroline M. Diamond co-hosts with Dana Wilson and guest Riley Higgins on the Words That Move Me Podcast this week! Caroline and Riley recently joined Dana in her Skeleton Crew for Paula Abdul’s new tour! What IS a skeleton crew? Why is it essential? How can skeleton crew prep be challenging? What do skeleton crew dancers/choreographers do, and how do you get good at it?... We unpack all of it, and we touch on how being competitive dancers positioned us for our professional work (for better and for worse). Listen in to hear a few tips for creating prototypes for your work, tricks for managing impostor syndrome, and many breaks for laughter.
    Watch the full episode here.
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Caroline on IG
    Connect with Riley on IG
    For more DANA
    For coaching with me, join the WTMM COMMUNITY 
    To donate to WTMM through our Fiscal Sponsor, THE DANCE RESOURCE CENTER
    To shop for GOODIES & SERVIES
    Watch and Subscribe on YOUTUBE 
    Stay connected with us on IG and TikTok
    Here is the full transcript.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    210. Rhapsody James pt. 2: Uncomfortable Conversations on Set

    210. Rhapsody James pt. 2: Uncomfortable Conversations on Set

    Dana Wilson dives into #careertalk with Rhapsody James this week on Words That Move Me Podcast! Rhap is back to talk about how she managed her mind around insecurities and mental/ physical challenges while shooting the famous pool scene of In The Heights Movie in 2018.
    What happens when you want to #bethebestyou on set, but the choreography puts that out of reach? This episode is all about the uncomfortable conversations (with yourself AND with department heads) that are the #keytosuccessonset 
    Watch this full episode on YouTube.
    Show Notes:
    Watch Rhapsody’s 1st episode
    Listen to the In The Heights episode
    Listen to Jessica Castro’s episode
    For more DANA
    For coaching with me, join the WTMM COMMUNITY 
    To donate to WTMM through our Fiscal Sponsor, THE DANCE RESOURCE CENTER
    To shop for GOODIES & SERVIES
    Watch and Subscribe on YOUTUBE 
    Stay connected with us on IG and TikTok
    Full Transcript Here

    • 26 min
    209. Successful Thinking for Creating in a “No” World.

    209. Successful Thinking for Creating in a “No” World.

    I want you to have a strong sense of #SelfDirection when it feels like the project is going down in flames. So, this episode is all about the skills you need to create a “YES” in a creative process that is full of the word “NO’.  As a byproduct this episode is also about conflict resolution, refining your creative process, and successful thinking in your life at large.
    Watch this episode on YouTube.
    Show Notes:
    Listen to The Key to All Creative Collaborations
    Listen to How to Ask Good Questions  
    Listen to Adrienne’s episode
    For more DANA
    For coaching with me, join the WTMM COMMUNITY 
    To donate to WTMM through our Fiscal Sponsor, THE DANCE RESOURCE CENTER
    To shop for GOODIES & SERVIES
    Watch and Subscribe on YOUTUBE 
    Stay connected with us on IG and TikTok
    Full Transcript here

    • 33 min
    208. Haley Fitzgerald: The Making of an Influencer

    208. Haley Fitzgerald: The Making of an Influencer

    Dana Wilson hosts Haley Fitzgerald on the Words That Move Me Podcast this week! Funny person, fabulous dancer, and self-declared “proud influencer”, Haley talks all about being an associate choreographer for Mean Girls the movie musical, how she deals with perfectionism, her most embarrassing moments on set and so much more.. Listen in to learn and laugh… a lot. 
    This episode is available on YouTube to watch.
    Show Notes
    Connect with Haley on IG
    Learn about JRS Acting
    Listen to Gary’s episode 
    Listen to our In The Heights episode 
    Listen to Mandy’s episode 
    Listen to Marty’s episode
    Listen to Smac’s episode
    Listen to the Seaweed Sisters episode
    Zero to Hero reference video
    For more DANA
    For coaching with me, join the WTMM COMMUNITY 
    To donate to WTMM through our Fiscal Sponsor, THE DANCE RESOURCE CENTER
    To shop for GOODIES & SERVIES
    Watch and Subscribe on YOUTUBE 
    Stay connected with us on IG and TikTok
    Full Transcript Here

    • 1 hr 7 min
    207. Alison Faulk: Making Magic Happen

    207. Alison Faulk: Making Magic Happen

    Dana Wilson hosts Alison Faulk on the Words That Move Me Podcast this week! Alison has done it all from dancing with some of the biggest pop stars (Pink, Madonna, Britney Spears, and more), to creating a strip empire with Magic Mike the Film and Magic Mike Live. Alison took some time out of her busy schedule to geek out on dance, talk about what makes something sexy, and she gives us her secret to longevity!
    This episode is available to view on YouTube.
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Alison on IG
    Go watch Magic Mike Live in Vegas 
    Nearness of You
    For more DANA
    For coaching with me, join the WTMM COMMUNITY 
    To donate to WTMM through our Fiscal Sponsor, THE DANCE RESOURCE CENTER
    To shop for GOODIES & SERVIES
    Watch and Subscribe on YOUTUBE 
    Stay connected with us on IG and TikTok 
    Full transcript here

    • 58 min
    206. Keone & Mari: Space & Time

    206. Keone & Mari: Space & Time

    Dana Wilson hosts award-winning choreographer/ director team Keone & Mari Madrid on the Words That Move Me Podcast this week! Their new feature, “Space & Time” @spaceandtimefilm, is centered around grief so be prepared to feel all the feels and have your notes ready for all the juicy (and very smart) details of their creative process. Stick around till the end for a cameo by Wrist Roll the Dog and the affirmation you needed to hear today. 
    Be on the lookout for screenings of Space & Time near you! 
    This full episode is available to watch on YouTube.
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Mari Madrid on IG
    Connect with Keone Madrid on IG 
    Follow the film Space & Time on IG
    Learn more about Space & Time
    Watch Justin Timberlake’s “Selfish”
    For more DANA
    For coaching with me, join the WTMM COMMUNITY 
    To donate to WTMM through our Fiscal Sponsor, THE DANCE RESOURCE CENTER
    To shop for GOODIES & SERVIES
    Watch and Subscribe on YOUTUBE 
    Stay connected with us on IG and TikTok 
     

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

KarenA808 ,

So Funky!

I grew up with the Wilsons at MLDA and looked up to Dana so much. She was my Nina (listeners will understand the reference). It’s been such a joy to see Dana’s career blossom. Listening to the podcast transports me back to our studio days. Dana is the same creative, hilarious, thoughtful, and funky person she was then. I love hearing her stories and perspective. All my best, Karen

P.S. I would love to see Michelle on the pod :)

trooperkurt ,

Haley Fitzgerald’s episode brought you to me.

Thanks for speaking w Haley. I enjoyed this very much and your show is well produced and so easy to watch and listen to. Thanks for working so hard on this project!

LMcD823 ,

So in love with this podcast

The title says it all (but I’ll say a bit more😉) Your podcast has brought me so much comfort and inspiration during a difficult time of life and the ever-challenging journey of dance (specifically becoming a professional dancer in this era), so thank you for all you (and the team) do to keep it alive.

I have a long commute from my home to my weekly dance classes and I love whenever I get to listen to a new episode. Resources like this are so important for dancers, especially those new to the professional dance scene. Thank you isn’t enough!!!🤍

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