WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!

Making House Calls, not Curtain Calls

We serve and honor the people of Maryland,

bringing up-close-and-personal experiences with pointe shoes, ports de bras, and tutus...


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MARYLAND'S 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.

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 CLASSES FOR SENIORS

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

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.
MAKING HOUSE CALLS,
NOT CURTAIN CALLS 
 
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. Read what people have said about us. Our Community page has more.
 
Sun, 1/10/16 - Mercy Villa Convent - New Year's Nutcracker
"This was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Just perfect." "You took us into the story with you." "Thank you for lending your beauty to us. When you have something so beautiful it is so important to share it, and you do." "Such grace! Such inspiration!" "I felt the music commanding all of us." "I realized I was crying - crying from absolute joy."

Sun, 1/3/16 - Brookdale Potomac - New Year's Nutcracker
"This was incredible. I've never seen anything like it." "This was my favorite version of Nutcracker by far." "Magnificent!" "I will cherish my flower and remember today." From a staff member: "You made these people smile for a whole afternoon. They forgot their troubles and their loneliness and were happy." From another staff member: "This was one of the largest crowds we have ever had at any activity."

Tues, 12/29/15 - Easter Seals Windsor Mill - Nutcracker
"It was so beautiful that I just kept crying." "I can't believe it's over! Too short!" "This made my heart happy." "I was doing the exercises with the dancers and waving my flower during the show and loving every minute." "This is the first time I have ever seen the Nutcracker, and I loved it." "This took me back to the day..." "I heard about you all when I first started coming here. This was thrilling for me."

Mon, 12/28/15 - Harmony Hall - New Year's Nutcracker
"This is such a hard time for me. You always help." "I'm 100 years old and this is the greatest thing I have ever seen." "What you do is so healing." "I went to dialysis and told them to hurry so I wouldn't miss this!"

Sun, 12/27/15 - Sunrise Silver Spring - New Year's Nutcracker
"Double wonderful!!" "My entire gang loved this." "In 88 years this is my first ballet, and I loved it." "We went to the Kennedy Center all the time when we were young. The Kennedy Center can't top this." "The music from today is in my heart forever, keeping me alive." "This is the perfect start to my new year." "I remembered such happy times."

Wed, 12/23/15 - Weinberg Village - Nutcracker
"This is the first time I have ever seen ballet. I figured it was all sissy stuff, but now I understand that this is real art. It was wonderful. I loved it." "We have been waiting all year for this." "I am so much happier after tonight." And from the Weinberg Dancers: "I loved taking class with the company before the show." "I am so inspired."

Wed, 12/23/15 - Atholton Work Enclave - Nutcracker
"I loved dancing with you." "I feel so happy."

Tues, 12/22/15 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Nutcracker
"This took me back 70 years and gave me my life back." "These are happy tears because I'm remembering happier times." "I will be dreaming about this every night." "It was so beautiful it was almost too much." And from a Director: "You don't know what you brought today. The joy was amazing."

Mon, 12/21/15 - The Maples of Towson - Nutcracker
"This was perfect. I will never forget it." "I'm surprised you all dodged the chandelier with your jumps so high!" "You turned our dining room into a bal-arena!" "Pure diamonds! That's what you all are." "Your joy rubbed off on all of us." "You gave us something so wonderful. I have nothing to give you - except my heart."

Sun, 12/20/15 - Brighton Gardens Columbia - Nutcracker
"100% A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!" "This was magical." "After seeing this, I'm going to get my legs stronger so I can take you all for a twirl on the dance floor." "This was so touching. What you all do is beyond words." "I can't think of a better way to start the holidays."

Sat, 12/19/15 - Integrace Fairhaven - Nutcracker
"How could I ever be sad after this?" "This was the sweetest show I have ever seen." "You touched the stars when you danced for us." "I'll keep my flower close to my heart." "I feel so special. Some people live their whole lives and never get to see anything like this."

Mon, 12/14/15 - Forest Haven - Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon
"I will put these flowers by my bed so they will be the first things I see when I open my eyes in the morning - and I will remember." "You are now my daughter, and I will love you forever." "Today was such a sad day until you came."

Sun, 12/13/15 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Nutcracker
"This was the best show I've ever seen." "This was just like a Broadway show - so perfect - the music, the dancing, everything!" "This was my vacation today." "I would rather see you than any other group anywhere because you have such heart."

Sat, 12/12/15 - Morningside Ellicott City - Nutcracker
"Tonight you touched your souls to ours." "I always see your hearts dancing, and you make my heart dance, too." "Soon we'll celebrate our 64th wedding anniversary. Tonight was our perfect gift." "Magnifico!!" "You really did make magic happen!"

Sun, 12/6/15 - Sunrise Annapolis - Nutcracker
"Did I like it? I melted!" "This was my holiday gift." "This show was incredible." "Today I started loving ballet." "The narration was so meaningful and inspiring." "You all just get better and better." "I looked forward to this all year."

Sat, 12/5/15 - North Arundel Health & Rehab - Nutcracker
"I can't believe they have something like this here." "You make us so happy." "I never thought I would be in the presence of such beauty." "It was as if I could see all your hearts." "I cried today when I felt the transformation of all the spirits in this room."

Fri, 12/4/15 - Oaks at Four Corners - Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon
"This was the absolutely perfect start to my holidays. I am a new person." "I feel so inspired." "I haven't danced in so many years, and today I danced. I will dance again every time I look at my flower." "I used to work at the Kennedy Center. This brought back such happy memories." "You were so loving, and you made us all feel comfortable and hopeful."

Mon, 11/30/15 - Arbutus Senior Center - Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon
"I was floating! I still am!" "This is the first time in such a long time that I'm not tired. I feel alive." "Thank God you brought this to us today." "You touched my heart and changed me."

Sun, 11/29/15 - Heartlands Severna Park - Nutcracker
"God will bless you for doing this for us." "Even if I was in the hospital, I would leave so I could be sitting right here, right now." "Three years ago I would not have been caught dead at a ballet. Now I'm your biggest fan." "I loved the narration. It really helped me enjoy it so much." "You represent the marvel of the human body, which carries us all beyond the body."

Sat, 11/28/15 - Forest Hill Heights - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I loved this so much that tomorrow when I wake up I will wonder if it was all just a wonderful dream." "Thank you for letting us participate. You make us feel like dancing, and then you let us dance right with you!" "It was so graceful - it just carried me right away." "I will keep my flower near my heart."

Wed, 11/25/15 - Sunrise Columbia - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"If only you knew what it means to us that you come here." "Now this started off my holiday season off right." "This was the best afternoon I've had in such a long time. I am so happy." "Your dancing makes my heart dance."

Mon, 11/23/15 - Pickersgill - Afternoon with Sugar Plum
"You made me feel that I was dancing. What a wonderful feeling." "This was so unique - the best thing I've ever seen here." "I had no idea this was going to be so amazing." "I am crying because this was so beautiful." "I've never seen a real ballerina so close up. I will never forget it." "I promise you that I will remember today and treasure this flower."

Sun, 11/22/15 - Brooke Grove Cottages - A Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"Beautiful. There's just no other word for today." "Your magic made the sun come out." "We've seen you for four years now, and we love you more every time you're here." "It was spectacular. I'm so happy but so sorry that it's over." "You gave us so much love and energy." "I will love my flower forever."

Fri, 11/20/15 - Brightview Towson - A Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon
"You gave us some real magic that we needed so much." "I cried today because I remembered such happiness." "Thank you for giving us this wonderful day." "I will keep my flower and dance with it and remember."
Experience a Ballet Mobile house call.

 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.

 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; Levindale Hebrew Geriatric; Mercy Villa Convent; North Arundel Health and Rehab; Sanctuary Holy Cross; Sidney Kimmel Center at Johns Hopkins; Springfield Hospital Center

 

Schools

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

 

Assisted Living Centers

Autumn Assisted Living Bel Air; Brighton Gardens Columbia; Brightview of Towson; Brookdale Potomac; Brooke Grove Assisted Living; 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, Loriens Bel Air and Columbia; The Maples Towson; Morningside Houses Ellicott City, Laurel, and St. Charles; Oaks at Four Corners; Pickersgill, Shangri La; Somerford Place; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Villa Julie; Springhouse Pikesville; Sunrises Annapolis, Columbia, Pikesville, and Silver Spring; 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