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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        
     November 17th       

Alternating Plus & Mainstream  7:30-10:00 PM 
   Caller:  Dave Terrell
          Lines:  Linda Terrell 

A Square Dance dedicated to Thankfulness !  How do square dancers count Blessings?  Here's a start...

Thanks for:

      The Gift of the Square Dance,

      Great music that makes hearts sing,

      Callers from near and far,

      Club volunteers who make dances happen,

      Friendships we share each time we dance,

      Instructors and Angels who nurture new dancers,

      Open doors at facilities where we dance,

      The Cornucopia of treats at the refreshment table,

      The Joy of being part of the Circle of Friends.

 Dave Terrell promises to include "Thankful" calls for all to appreciate during the dance and Linda Terrell will be "Blessing" all lines.  Look for a special cornucopia of thankful foods at the refreshment table...  We're guessing an array of turkey, apple, cranberry, and pumpkin treats.  

Dance Location:

 Rockfish River Elementary School
  200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton VA 22920.
 See GSN flier for directions n details <go>

  Learn to Square Dance  

Mastering the skill of square dancing 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. 

Sorry, the Fall Class has already started.  Give us a call or e-mail and we'll be sure to put you on our contact list of upcoming classes.

       Learn More About Square Dancing   < go >

        Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

      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 memorable 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  >

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>


 So You Missed Our September Mainstream Class <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
See our 2017-2018 Dance Schedule   < go >
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Grand Squares of Nelson Dances

Upcoming GSN Dance Events


Nov 8,15,29

Larry Winegard

Mainstream Class


Nov 17

Dave Terrell

 We Are Thankful 


Dec 15
Gene Chamberlain

Holiday Jingle


Jan 19

Larry Winegard 

Snowman's Ball


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

      SPECIAL REPORT       
Community Benefit for Dental Center at BRMC
At the July 21st, 2017 GSN "Cool Community Benefit dance, Steve DuVal and Dawn Hallock lead the way for area square dancers who donated $530 to benefit the Dental Center at Blue Ridge Medical Center in Arrington, VA.   < click for Story & Photos >
       Thank you note from BRMC   < go >
       Thank you from DDS. Robertson  < go >

   A Square Dance for Mrs. Rose Roberts   <  go  >

   C'ville Flash Mob Square Dance Demo  < go >

   Community Benefit for Rockfish Valley Community Center <go>

   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 >

    Coming Soon...Visiting Nelson County
     and our Club 30th Anniversary Supporters
Check back often for updates and details
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