WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!

We serve and honor the people of Maryland.

WE ARE THE BOOKMOBILE OF 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 transform living rooms, hallways, atriums, and even kitchens into beautiful, interactive ballet experiences.

We are an educational and charitable performing arts company, and we are honored to serve our Community. We are proud of our Educational Division, Atelier de Ballet Classique!

 

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.


This fall, Ballet Mobile is launching a Ballet for Senior Wellness Program at Weinberg Village. Taking ballet classes to seniors in our community, the Program specializes in improving seniors' cognitive and physical abilities.

 

 
HOUSE CALLS, NOT CURTAIN CALLS 
 
Ballet Mobile's theater is wherever we dance, and we make house calls, not curtain calls. You can best understand what we do by reading what people have said about us. Here are some recent comments. Our Community page has more.
 

Sun, 10/19/14 - Emeritus Pikesville - Autumn Ballet

"This was the greatest show I have ever seen." "Remarkable!" "You all danced with such love." "I will keep this flower and remember today." "This brought back wonderful memories."


Mon, 10/13/14 - Forest Haven - Columbus Day Ballet

"We really needed this." "Your smiles helped us remember how to smile." "This was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen." From a staff member: "We love you because you care so much about our people."


Sun, 10/5/14 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - Autumn Ballet

"You raised me up beyond words. You have no idea how much this means to me." "Thank you for helping me bring back so many memories. I felt young again."  From a staff member: "Our residents talk about you all the time." From the Activities Director: "Thank you for being here and offering our residents such an amazing afternoon!"


Sun, 9/28/14 - North Arundel Health & Rehab - Autumn Ballet

"You made me forget about the pain." "You brought light here today." "You helped me remember that I am not alone." "I found myself again today."


Sun, 9/21/14 - Brighton Gardens - Autumn Ballet

"I wanted to cry because I was so happy that I was able to be here today to see this." "I hope Christmas comes fast so that we can see you sooner." "There was a football game today, but they will play next week, and you were here today. So that's where I wanted to be." "This was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen." "I keep all my Ballet Mobile flowers in a special vase, and I look at them all the time and think of you."


Sun, 9/14/14 - Bedford Court - Autumn Ballet

"You made me live again." "You were a gift to me - a true gift." "This was the most wonderful thing that has happened here." "You make me so proud to be an American." "I was completely engrossed." "You brought such energy to all of us, and I will feel that when I look at my flowers."


Fri, 9/12/14 - Morningside House - Autumn Ballet Afternoon

"Once again, this was the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time." "You are so good for all of us." "I look forward to your visits so much, and I will hang in there until your next one." "You all just keep getting better and better." "My flowers mean everything to me." "I love you so much."


Sun, 8/10/14 - Harmony Hall - Summer Ballet

"I was so upset about everything when I came today. Now I have hope." "This program really touched me. You made everything so much better." "I will hold my flower and feel that I am dancing with you." "I've never seen anything like this. It was wonderful." "It was like watching real live princesses." "I love arranging flowers, and I am going to make a special bouquet of all my Ballet Mobile flowers. They will help me." And from a staff member: "What you do is tremendous."


Mon, 8/4/14 - Weinberg Village - Summer Ballet

"It was so beautiful I wanted to sob." "I was transported." "I was so nervous and unhappy when I came tonight. Now I am completely different. So at peace. So relaxed." "I had never seen ballet before tonight. I loved every second." "This was so uplifting." "Tonight was awe-inspiring."  "I had no idea I would like this so much." "Who are you incredible people? How do you make all this happen?"


Sun, 8/3/14 - St. Martin's - Summer Ballerinas

"You are perfect. This was perfect." "I am so glad that I came." "This reminded me of some very special occasions in my life." "Watching Susan and Rebecca was like watching beautiful birds. My brother and I used to take long walks together and watch the birds." "Dance was so important in my life. Before it, I was only a shadow. With it, I was whole. Today brought it all back, and I am whole again."


Mon, 7/21/14 - Forest Haven - Ballet for Health and Healing

"I haven't been to the ballet in so long, and I loved it so much. You brought it all back." "You'll remember me, won't you? I will remember all of you." "I will be right here - waiting for you to come back in October." "I love you all." "You reminded me of how much fun I used to have when I would dance the jitterbug. Those were happy days. I haven't thought about them in a very long time." From one of the Center's leaders: "What you do is unbelievable."


Mon, 7/14/14 - Lighthouse - A July Afternoon with Ballerinas

"All I had to do was sit here, and Lincoln Center came to me." "I'm not sure how you did it, but you brought out the best in me." "I've been here for two years, and this is my favorite day ever." "This was so memorable." "I'll always remember Susan and Colleen dancing." "What you do is just awesome." From the Activities Director: "I love you guys. You are the best." From the Interim Executive Director: "You are so engaging. Everyone participated. What an afternoon!"


Sun, 7/13/14- Brinton Woods Arlington West- Summer Ballet

"This was so beautiful." "I loved this. Everybody is so pretty." "I loved being able to dance with you." "They give me so much medicine. This was better than any of it." "You put a smile on my face." "I can't dance anymore, but today made me feel that I was dancing again." From an Activities Leader: "You all are really great. This was wonderful for everyone."


Mon, 7/7/14 - Sisters at Village Julie - Summer Ballet

"We are deeply thankful for the gift that you share with us when you visit." "Ballet Mobile not only brings us a glorious aesthetic experience; it's also a learning experience for all of us." "There was so much love here today." "The connections you helped me make today were wonderful, and I could not have done it without you."


Sun, 7/6/14 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Ballerinas

"The key word for me from today is healing, and I will take it with me and remember." "I felt that we were all up there dancing with Susan and Colleen." "I am so thankful I was here today. I knew I loved your program, but I didn't really know anything about ballet until today. Now I feel I know a little bit and can enjoy it even more!" "Watching Susan and Colleen was like watching the very essence of the spirit."


Thurs, 7/3/14 - Morningside - Ballet in Memory of Our Friend

"You all have a gift. And you share that gift with all of us. That is the greatest gift of all." "The connection you share with us is from heart to heart. We all get stronger even in our sadness." "Today was magnificent. What a tribute." "What can we say? We don't need words after this." From the Activities Director: "I am deeply moved by your love and consideration for my residents."


 WHERE WE GO AND WHERE WE'VE BEEN 

 

Everyone in Ballet Mobile has one goal: to help people feel happier. We have made many friends since our June, 2010 founding. Our house call Schedule is dynamic and growing. We hope you enjoy our Gallery. Feel the joy of movement with us.

 

House Calls to Date

 

Community Centers and Events

Howard County's WOMENFEST, Howard County's 50+ Expo, The Bain Center, Easter Seals of Baltimore, Elkridge Senior Center, Glenwood Community Center, Longwood Senior Center, North Laurel 50+ Center, Side by Side, Special Girl Scout Nutcracker, Waldorf Senior Center

 

Hospitals and Health Care Centers

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital, Brinton Woods at Arlington West Nursing and Rehab Center, Brooke Grove Nursing Center and Rehab; The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Springfield Hospital Center, the Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, North Arundel Health and Rehab

 

Schools

Hammond Middle School, Patuxent Valley Middle School, Veterans Elementary School

 

Assisted Living Centers

Autumn Assisted Living of Bel Air; Brighton Gardens of Columbia; Brooke Grove Assisted Living; Edenwald; Emeritus of Pikesville; Encore at Turf Valley; Harmony Hall of Columbia; Heartlands of Ellicott City and Severna Park; Homecrest of Silver Spring; Lighthouse of Ellicott City, Lorien of Bel Air and Columbia; Morningside House of Ellicott City, Laurel, and St. Charles in Waldorf; Rock Spring Village; Shangri La of Ellicott City; Somerford Place; Springhouse of Pikesville; St. Martin's Home, Sunrise of Annapolis, Columbia, Pikesville, and Silver Spring; Vantage House


Other Residences

Selborne House, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Villa Julie Residence, Weinberg Village

 

 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 love most.