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.
February, 2013. The Scottish dance recording of my band Thistle House that I've been working on (off and on for five years, between juggling fatherhood duties and gigs) is finished and available for sale. Hooray! You can get it at any of the upcoming Scottish dances that we'll be playing: The Swarthmore English-Scottish Ball in February, Pittsburgh in March, Washington DC (Capital Weekend) in April, the Boston Highland Ball in May, and Richmond's Silver Thistle Ball in June. For more information about the Thistle House Live! recording, see my discography page.
If you're interested in English dance, check out the upcoming Swarthmore College English-Scottish Ball on Feb 9, and the Spring Fever Weekend at Camp Monte Toyon in Aptos, CA, March 15-17.
There is still space also for the annual Ski-Dance Weekend, held in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania over Presidents' Weekend in February. I reunite with Avant Gardener bandmates Laura Light and George Paul for a three-day weekend of skiing and sledding (or hiking if the weather warms up) during the day and contra dancing at night. This is a family-friendly event, and I'll have my boys there, so pass the word on to any families you know.
This summer, I'll be at Pinewoods for the English-Scottish Session (July 8-12) and Scottish I (July 12-15), and I'll be back at Timber Ridge with my band Goldcrest for CDSS's family and dance camp (Aug 11-18). In addition, there's the usual mix of waltzes at Glen Echo and Mostly Waltz (Philly area) and occasional contra, English, or Scottish dances. See my calendar for a full listing.