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Welcome to Dave Wiesler's home page. Dave is one of the nation's premier pianists for English, Scottish, and American country dance and various forms of couple dance and ballroom dance.
Photo of Dave with his Roland FP8 and Cookie Mazda.

April, 2019

We are nearing completion my long-overdue recording of waltzes commissioned by Jamie Platt. The mixing is done, and it's mostly mastered, just awaiting a title, artwork, and duplication. I am excited to be getting close. Long-time colleagues Alexander Mitchell, Paul Oorts, and Ralph Gordon (The Gigmeisters) have collaborated with me on this, and these musicians showcase my waltzes in a wonderful way. Stay tuned.

My tunes continue to get picked up by choreographers of English dance. A bunch will be in the next Barnes Book of ECD (Vol. 3). Here's video of the dance Orca, using my tune Phantom of the Operetta.

Highlights of upcoming events include:

  • My upcoming camps
    • July 1-5: Pinewoods ESCape Session
    • July 5-8: Pinewoods Scottish Session 1
    • August 12-18: CDSS Adult and Family Week at Camp Louise
  • Balls, special events, and weekend events
    • Waltz: May 4: Annual Evening with Strauss Ball at Glen Echo
    • Scottish dance: May 11: Boston Highland Ball with Thistle House and Hanneke Cassel
    • Mostly English dance: May 31-Jun. 2: Spring Dance Weekend
    • Scottish dance: June 7-9: Midwest Scottish Weekend
    • Scottish dance: June 21-22: Capital Weekend
    • English dance: Aug 30- Sept 2: St. Louis High Tea Weekend
    • Scottish dance: Sept 27-29: Scottish Weekend
    • English dance: Nov 2: Jefferson Ball, Richmond, VA
    • Scottish dance: Dec 31: Delaware Valley Hogmanay Ball, Philadelphia
    • Scottish dance: Jan 18: Chicago New Years' Ball

In addition to dates above, there's the usual mix of contra dances, waltzes, and similar events. See my calendar for a full listing.