WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!


It's 2017!

WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS,
NOT CURTAIN CALLS


We bring joy, love, music, and beauty
to people wherever they live,
helping them "feel young again".

REALLY GOOD, REAL BALLET

 

Just as a bookmobile brings books to people everywhere, Ballet Mobile brings beautiful ballet to unconventional locations.


We combine movement, music, and mental imagery in ways that touch the heart and lift the spirits.



We bring up-close-and-personal experiences with pointe shoes, ports de bras, and tutus...
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
 
Ballet Mobile's theater is wherever we dance, and we make house calls, not curtain calls. No matter how small and non-traditional the space may be, we make it work. Our audiences say it best. Our Community page has more.
 
January 8, 2017 - Brightview Severna Park - New Year's Nutcracker
"The Prayer for Peace really touched my heart. We all needed that." "This experience touched me. Here I am - a "Big Man" crying." "You don't know the power you all have." "I will stay alive so that I can see you all again."

January 7, 2017 - Morningside House of Friendship - New Year's Nutcracker
"I haven't been well and I wasn't going to leave my room today. This morning God told me to come down to watch you. I'm so glad that I did. I feel so much better now." "I wouldn't have missed this for the world." "So inspiring!" "What you all do for us takes my breath away."

December 30, 2016 - Easter Seals - New Year's Nutcracker
"You're all expressions of God's soul on Earth." "I can see through your dancing the shining Love you have." "I would have cried if I had missed this." "You all are so loving. You all are beautiful spirits. God bless you."

December 29, 2016 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - New Year's Nutcracker
"I wanted this never to end. It was over too soon." "You made my awful headache disappear. I feel alive." I will remember this day for the rest of my life." "You brought Life to us today." "Please stay strong so you can come back and help us get strong again." "You sat with us, talked with us, spent the afternoon with us, and got us all dancing. What a gift."

December 27, 2016 - Frederick Villa - New Year's Nutcracker
"I've never seen anything like this in my whole life." "This made me feel like a princess." "You all look so happy. It makes us happy." "I remembered this from last year and I had to be here today." "I'm incredibly flattered to have been allowed to participate today."

December 23, 2016 - Brighton Gardens - Nutcracker
"You have made me so very, very happy." "I am changed." "This was the best performance I have ever seen in my life because it moved me so deeply." "The message you give us through your dancing is beautiful." "You are so magical that even our birds began to sing." "This touched me. You all touched me."  "You love what you do, and because of that you bring joy to everyone and make such a difference."

December 22, 2016 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Nutcracker
"You remembered me. Thank you for making me feel that I matter." "I sit here crying because I feel your love all around me." ""I am so glad that my nurse brought me down and I didn't miss this." "You come because you love us. We can tell." "I feel so much better. I am inspired to keep doing my therapy and keep trying." "You healed us all."

December 18, 2016 - Sunrise Annapolis - Nutcracker
"This was exactly what I needed. It took me away from my troubles. I'm in such a better place now." "I feel like I just took a shot - a shot of life!" "Thank you for bringing the holiday spirit to us in our home." "I haven't seen anything that made me so happy since last year when you were here."

December 17, 2016 - Morningside Ellicott City - Nutcracker
"I am in Heaven now that you all were here." "You brought exquisite music, beautiful dancing, and great love to us. What a gift." "This gave me goosebumps!" "Your narration put us right into the story with all the dancers. I loved it. I feel just like Clara!"

December 11, 2016 - Weinberg Village - Nutcracker
"Mesmerizing!" "I used to watch my daughter dance and cry from the beauty of it. I felt the same way today. I haven't felt like that for a long time." "I don't know what came over me, but I felt I needed to dance. So I stood up and danced. I loved it." "Once again you brought real magic here."

December 10, 2016 - Buckingham's Choice - Nutcracker
"You made us feel young again." "I've seen so many Nutcrackers. This was different; you made the show about us. This is the first one that was really personal for me." "I feel truly awake." "I walked in ten minutes before the show and I haven't stopped smiling since." "You all are exquisite. I will never forget your faces or this performance." "I'm 91 years old and have never seen a ballet until just now. I can't wait to see more."

December 4, 2016 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Nutcracker
"Thank you for making this such a marvelous afternoon." "None of you needs costumes or make up. You are truly beautiful inside and out." "You all smile from the heart, and that makes our hearts so much lighter." "This took my breath away."

December 3, 2016 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - Nutcracker
"It was like a wonderful dream. I loved it." "I generally don't like ballet, but I thought why not come anyway - and now I'm in love with ballet." "We all relaxed and feel so much better now." "You made our year by being here today."

November 27, 2016 - Heartlands Severna Park - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I am so excited after this." "This was the Best Show Ever." "I've seen you for 5 years, and I love you more every time." "I love watching the dancers' faces. They are so filled with love and energy." "Look at these tears streaming down my face. It just shows how much I love all of you."

November 26, 2016 - Forest Hill Heights - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I knew it would be good, but I had no idea it would be this magnificent." "The tutus reminded me of the costumes I used to wear - and all the wonderful people I got to know." "Our schedules said this was Entertainment. This was so much more." "Each year that you are here reminds me of a different, precious memory."

November 23, 2016 - Brightview Towson - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I don't need any wishes for a happy Thanksgiving. You already made mine the happiest it could be." "When I'm sitting at my Thanksgiving table, this is what I'll be most thankful for." "Being here with you - all of us together - with you so close and us moving with our flowers - we really shared some moments of incredible beauty." "I became smitten with ballet and have seen really good ballet. This was really good ballet."

November 20, 2016 - Symphony Manor - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I've been so many places and seen so many Nutcrackers. This was the most motivating and meaningful of all." "I don't get surprised very often anymore, but I was surprised today. This was exquisite beyond words." "Today was like seeing a picture book come to life. And now that you've given me a holiday picture, I will remember everything."

November 19, 2016 - Brightview South River - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"Today I think I got a preview of what Heaven will be like. If all the angels are half as beautiful as all of you, it truly will be amazing." "I have never enjoyed anything more than this. It was pure Heaven." "You have no idea how many wonderful memories you brought back to me today." "I will sleep really well tonight and dream of this."

Feel the energy and community of our house calls. Everyone dances! 

EXPERIENCE THE TRANSFORMATION

 

We transform living rooms, hallways, atriums, and even kitchens into beautiful, interactive ballet experiences. Our house call Schedule is dynamic. Learn more about us through our Gallery.

SPECIAL BALLET CLASSES FOR SENIORS

Ballet Mobile is proud of its Ballet for Senior Wellness Program at Weinberg Village. Bringing ballet classes to seniors in our community, our Program specializes in improving seniors' cognitive and physical abilities.


Take a look at a class in action!

Read the Nov, 2016 article in Dance Studio Life!


If you would like to start a program like this, contact us and we will help you.

IN A NUTSHELL ...

We make Ballet-to-Go a reality. An educational and charitable performing arts company, we are a Howard County Arts Council Resident Arts Organization at the Howard County Center for the Arts. We have an Educational Division, Atelier de Ballet Classique.

Everything about Ballet Mobile serves one purpose: to help people feel better.

FEEL THE MAGIC

If you would like to learn more about us or schedule a house call, write info@balletmobile.org, or call us at 410-382-1377. We bring healing magic with us and leave it with you and those you love most.
THROUGHOUT MARYLAND

THE BOOKMOBILE OF BALLET

We take ballet out of the dark theater and bring it right to people who otherwise would not experience it.

 IT'S EASY TO CONTACT US

We would love to hear from you.

 

Email:  info@balletmobile.org

 

Phone: 410-382-1377

 

Experience how music, movement, and mental imagery can improve your spirits and health - and the spirits and health of those you care about.

 WHERE WE HAVE BEEN 

 

Everyone in Ballet Mobile has one goal: to help people feel happier. We have made many friends since our June, 2010 founding. 

 

House Calls to Date

 

Community Centers and Events

Arbutus Senior Center; Howard County's WOMENFEST; Howard County's 50+ Expo; The Bain Center; Easter Seals Windsor Mill; Elkridge Senior Center; Glenwood Community Center; Longwood Senior Center; North Laurel 50+ Center; O'Malley Senior Center; Waldorf Senior Center

 

Hospitals and Nursing Centers

Center Adventist Rehab; Brinton Woods Arlington West; Brooke Grove Nursing Center; The Children's Inn at NIH; Forest Haven; Frederick Villa, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric; Mercy Villa Convent; North Arundel Health and Rehab; Sanctuary Holy Cross; Sidney Kimmel Center at Johns Hopkins; Springfield Hospital Center

 

Schools and Libraries

Atholton High School, Hammond Middle School, Essex Public Library, Patuxent Valley Middle School, Randallstown Public Library, Veterans Elementary School, Woodlawn Public Library

 

Assisted Living Centers

Autumn Assisted Living Bel Air; Brighton Gardens Columbia; Brightview of Rolling Mills, Severna Park, South River,Towson and White Marsh; Brookdale Potomac; Brooke Grove Assisted Living; Buckingham's Choice; Edenwald; Emeritus Pikesville; Encore Turf Valley; Fairhaven Sykesville, Forest Hill Heights; Harmony Hall Columbia; Heartlands Ellicott City and Severna Park; Homecrest Silver Spring; Lighthouse Ellicott City, Lorien of Bel Air and Columbia; The Maples Towson; Morningside House of Ellicott City, Friendship, Laurel, and St. Charles; Oaks at Four Corners; Pickersgill, Shangri La; Somerford Place; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Villa Julie; Spring Arbor Severna Park, Springhouse Pikesville; Springwell Senior Living, Sunrises Annapolis, Columbia, Pikesville, and Silver Spring; Symphony Manor of Roland Park; Vantage House


Other Residences and Events

Girl Scout Badge Events; The Mideastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation; Selborne House; Side by Side; Villa Mercy Convent; Weinberg Village