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The beauty of Nelson County's rural landscape, music, and dance heritage roots deep in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain soil making this a special place to embrace America's favorite native folk dance.  Since 1984, the Grand Squares of Nelson continues to be Nelson County's premier club where great people gather to enjoy square dancing fun, friendship, and learn-by-doing square dance instruction.  We love to SQUARE DANCE by the light of the moon on the sunny side of the Blue Ridge whenever and wherever we can.  Come join us to find out for yourself how special life can be with a Grand Square spring in your step. 
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    NEXT DANCE     
July 17th
7:30-10:00 P.M.  
Alternating Plus & Mainstream + Some Lines 
"Cool Community Benefit" 
       with Caller...     "Mr. WV Cool" 
       Terry Headlee 
Terry promises to keep things real cool for a night of sizzling summer fun square dancing at the air conditioned Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department (RVVFD).   It may be a Lazy Hazy Summer outside, but Terry will be "Flutterwheeling dancers all the way to those beach-side Ferris Wheel resorts" at the Firehouse this night. To make everyone feel extra comfy, GSN has approved a "Summer Casual" dress code.  Be on the lookout for make your own Arnold Palmer's, fancy chips n dips, icy melon, and fancy appetizers at the refreshment table...  Cucumber or tuna Canape anyone?

Each year
GSN designates the July dance as an opportunity to give back to the community.  There is no admission char
ge for our July dance; but a voluntary "Pay-What-You-Will" offering is collected at the door.  This year all proceeds from the July dance offering will be donated to the Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC).  Everyone enjoys dancing on the Oak Wood Floors at the RVCC.   RVCC works with GSN to provide opportunities for square dancers to enjoy the experience of dancing on wood floors several times each year (GSN will be dancing at RVCC in October and November).  The RVCC exists to enrich community by providing recreational, educational, social and cultural programs on a non-profit basis.  Click this link to learn more about (RVCC). Your "Pay-What-You-Will" offering qualifies as a donation for tax purposes.  Cash is always welcome and if you choose to donate by check, please make checks payable to the Rockfish Valley Community Center.

July Dance Location:
    Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department
          11100 Rockfish Valley Hwy (Rte 151),  Afton, VA 22920.

   See flier for directions n details < go >

      A Look @ Recent Dances      
The Club News Tab has been hard to maintain. So... We're moving forward with a new Website feature... The one page photo summary. This will be an opportunity to share memberable highlights and lots more candid photos of square dancers having fun.  Tell us what you think by sending your email to (GrandSquaresofNelson@gmail.com). Click away and enjoy.
March 20 Spring is in the Air (Patty Greene)  < go >
January 20 Winter Wonderland (Winegard)     <  go  >
October 17  30th Anniversary Celebration       <  go  >

Learn to Square Dance
Mastering the skill of square dancing with the Grand Squares of Nelson is easy to do with our Learn-by-Doing Group Instruction.  It's a fun, no stress way to enjoy great music, develop lasting friendships, and get in shape without having to work at it.  Read more  < go >

Start Your Square Dance Journey Adventure  at our September 17th Open House Event < Get the Picture>

So You Missed Our September Mainstream Class <go>

 Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions
Grand Squares of Nelson 
In the NEWS !

The Rockfish Reader -  October 2014, Grand Squares of Nelson holds 30th Anniversary Celebration Dance at the Rockfish Valley Community Center.   < go >

Drumheller's Orchard -  October 28, 2014 Grand Squares of Nelson provides a demonstration at the Drumbeller's Orchard "Festive Fall Weekend".    < go >

Crozet Gazette - September 2012  VOL.7, NO.4  Announcement describes the Grand Squares of Nelson September 20th Open House square dance event at the Rockfish River Elementary School.  < go >

 Nelson County Times - September 5, 2012 For Nellysford man square dancing is "friendship set to music"  Written by Katrina Koerting.  Article describes how square dance caller Chuck Chesteen is revered by area square dance clubs (Grand Squares of Nelson and Blue Ridge Stars).    <go>

Nelson County Times - August 2012. This Week Community Calendar.  What: Introduction to Basic Square Dance. < go >
Nelson County Life - November 2010 Night Out section.  "Grab your partners, Dosado." Story by Jennie Tal Williams.  Photography by Hayley Osborne. - Reports on an evening session of learn-by-doing instruction with a group of 15 new dancers. <go>

 Nelson County Life - June 11, 2010 Event announcement submitted by Peter Agelasto.  Describes square dance benefit for the Nelson Community Fund where the Grand Squares of Nelson and the Blue Ridge Stars assist Chuck Chesteen with square dance instruction.  <go> 

 Nelson  Scenic Loop - June  2010  Invitation posted from Peter Agelasto.  Grand Squares of Nelson assists at Square Dance to Benefit the Nelson County Community Fund.  <go>



Note from the Pres   Welcome to the Grand Squares of Nelson homepage.... www. sites.google.com / site / grandsqsofnelson / home  We're making a presence as an active square dance club in Nelson County, the greater Virginia Square Dance Community and maybe even the World.  Well that remains to be seen.  At least we can say we've got visibility... but we're still uncertain about being heard.

This is a work in progress so pardon our dust for the next month or so.  We'll be updating this site to provide the sense of community that the Grand Squares of Nelson deserves.  We're looking to the club membership to make this website informative to club members, new students, and the general public.  If you have comments or suggestions please send them to us at: GrandSquaresofNelson @ gmail.com





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 President Mike Neal Passes Club Banner along to Rich Leukroth
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July 15

Terry Headlee

Cool Community Benefit


Aug 18

Dave Terrell 

Hawaiian Luau


Sept 16

Larry Winegard



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Note:  EVERY 3rd Friday of the Month 7:30-10:00 PM
          RRES     Rockfish River Elementary School
        RVVFD    Rockfish Valley Fire Department
        RVCC      Rockfish Valley Community Center
             Directions to Club Events  < go >

Coming Soon...Visiting Nelson County
and our Club Supporters
Check back often for updates and details

   Lodge at Old Trail Visit @ Nov Dance  < go > 
   Nelson Chamber - Favorite Business Finalist  < go >
   Firefighters Appreciation Community Dance  <go>
   Nelson Community Day / Giving Hope Foundation   <go>
   Nelson County Seniors Group Demonstration  < go >
   17th Annual Nelson County Health Fair  < go >
       CLUB NEWS / EVENTS      
    Accelerated Plus Class Graduation  < go >
   Mainstream Class Graduation  < go > 
   RRES Custodian Square Dance Supporter Retires < go>
   GSN Serves Up at Faber Wedding & Love Poems  <go>
   Eye Catching GSN Road Signs  < go >
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