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

May, 2017

Well, I've got my website back up, even if I haven't updated the design in over a decade now. (On the plus side, all my photos make me look a decade younger!)

My good friend Hanneke Cassel has just finished her newest recording (her sixth!) called Trip to Walden Pond. I'm again playing on a few tracks. We had two sellout crowds for her release concerts at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, in April. Check out her site for upcoming concerts and ordering information.

I am just starting work on a long-overdue recording of some of my waltzes. Long-time colleagues Alexander Mitchell, Paul Oorts, and Ralph Gordon are collaborating with me on this, and we're getting lots of assistance from Jamie Platt, who commissioned all (!) of these waltzes from me over the past decade. Stay tuned.

Highlights of upcoming events include:

  • Camps this summer (2017)
    • July 7-10: Pinewoods Scottish Session 1
    • July 22-29: CDSS Harmony of Song and Dance at Pinewoods
    • August 13-20: CDSS Family and Dance Camp at Timber Ridge
  • Balls and weekend events
    • Scottish: June 23, 2017: Capital Weekend
    • Scottish: Sept 15-17, 2017: Scottish Weekend
    • English: October 21, 2017: Baltimore Playford Ball
    • English: November 3-4, 2017: Cincinnati English dance weekend
    • Scottish: November 10-12, 2017: Argyle Weekend, Alexandria, VA
    • English: March 9-11, 2018: Set for Spring, San Antonio, TX
    • English: March 23-25, 2018: Nashville, TN, Playford Ball weekend

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