Welcome Home !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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President Liz says that the NOAA weather forecast of below ZER0 temperatures with wind chills as low as -14 was enough to give her second thoughts about holding this weeks Thursday night class and the February 20th SweetHearts dance. After consulting with the executive board of directors and caller Chuck Chesteen, the decision to cancel was made so we could get the word out as early as possible to all our Grand Squares of Nelson dance fans ... Turns out Nelson County Schools are all closed due to the frigid weather. Liz encourages everyone to stay warm during this cold snap and enjoy watching “Saddlebrooke Squares” re-runs on your home computer so you’ll be all psyched for our March 20th dance with Patty Green.
EMERGENCY Presidential Message:
_____________________Buds are Poppin out all over the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Robins will be a Singin this March 20th as Dancers from everywhere Flutter Wheel our way to Square-Up for the GSN
"Spring Flowers" Dance
with Patty Green Springing the calls!
Alternating Plus & Mainstream
All Fall Students Welcomed
It's Virginia Garden Week and Scents of Flowers will fill the air as square dancers promenade back to Nelson County. Patty will add a touch "O' Green" to the festivities and have dancers tip toeing through the square dance flowerbeds. Leave your garden cloths at home and sprite your favorite floral prints cause we're doin a Spring dance tonight. All the fall students are welcome to polish their moves and there will be Lots of "Garden Favorite" treats at the refreshment table._____________________
Location: Rockfish River Elementary School
200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA 22920.
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A SPECIAL INVITATION
4-U-2 Come Back 2
So... A long time ago, in a far away place, you took square dance lessons and had a great time. But then life got busy and you left the square. Now you're bored and tired of watching those re-runs on TV. You miss those fun nights out with happy folks strutting on the dance floor, enjoying good laughs and fellowship. Playing SUDOKU can't match the mystery and joy of responding to the twists and turns of a Square Dance Callers muse. Don't despair, the Grand Squares of Nelson is here to help. We're putting together a one day refresher to help you remember all the right moves and put that spring back in your step. Give us a call and ask us to put your name on the list for our next...
"Bring Em Back Saturday Workshop"
Like that "stuff" in your basement that just collects dust, square dancer calls that haven't been used in a while are still remembered.... they just need an airing out and dusting off. Since you've already been introduced to most of the calls needed to enjoy our Monthly Square Dances, all that's needed is a refresher to remind you and get your confidence back. The Bring Em Back Saturday Workshop is just the thing....
Don't be a couch potato...
Add a Little Square Dance Back In Your Life !
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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 >
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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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Grand Squares of Nelson Dances
Upcoming Dance Events
Note: EVERY 3rd Friday of the Month 7:30-10:00 PM
RRES Rockfish River Elementary School
RVVFD Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department
RVCC Rockfish Valley Community Center
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COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORTS
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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