WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!

Dancing at Non-Traditional Venues

Teaching Seniors Ballet to Improve Memory, Well-Being, and Health

WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS,
NOT CURTAIN CALLS


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.
 
June 22, 2017 - Arbor Ridge at Riderwood - Summer Ballet
"When your ballerina came out in that tutu, it was the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen." "You really moved us and made us so happy." "Did I like it? You had me with tears in my eyes and bouncing in my seat." "I felt that I was dancing with you all the entire time." "In all the years I have been here, I have never seen anything so beautiful."

June 20, 2017 - Sunrise Columbia - Almost Summer Ballet
"I am euphoric in my heart." "I'm never going to forget this. I can't forget this because of how it made me feel." "You were wonderful. More than wonderful!" "You made us laugh, made us cry - and helped us feel good again."

June 2, 2017 - Atholton Work Enclave - Let's Dance
"This was the most fun ever!" "This is indeed a magical partnership between Ballet Mobile and our students." "You truly bring your joy along with all your love and positive energy...Thank you for coming and dancing with our students."

May 29, 2017 - Brightview Towson - Memorial Day Ballet
"I was dancing the entire time right here in my wheelchair." "Everything today - the music, the dancing, the narration - was an incredible testament of love." "You were amazing last time you were here, and you were amazing today. Bravo!" "What a treat. An afternoon of beauty and thought for our soul."

May 28, 2017 - Brightview South River - Memorial Day Ballet
"The ballet Chapters brought back so many emotions, but mostly what I loved about it was the beauty of all of you." "I've been in a wheelchair most of my life. Watching Chapters made me feel that you really understand how I feel and who I am." "This was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen." "Thank you for telling my story." "I loved how we were able to understand and see everything so close up."

May 26, 2017 - Morningside Ellicott City - Memorial Day Ballet
"What an invigorating and inspiring evening!" "This was better than anything I've seen on Broadway." "You don't know how much we all look forward to this. You bring joy every time you're here." "I wouldn't miss one of your programs for the world." "You made my summer!"

May 21, 2017 - Heartlands Severna Park - Armed Forces Day Ballet
"I hope you know how grateful we all are for how much of your lives you devote to this - to us." "You made me feel so young again." "During the ballet Chapters, I was right there on the dance floor. That was my life. I loved it." "There was such variety of music and dances; it was all so moving and uplifting." "I have two vases of Ballet Mobile flowers. They help me every day."

May 15, 2017 - Springwell Senior Living - Ballerina Afternoon
"Today really made me think. After today I no longer feel handicapped. I am whole despite my wheelchair. I am myself." "I loved every moment of today." "I was so sad when I came today. You recognized my sadness and let the light in." "I feel lighter and more hopeful."

April 24, 2017 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Afternoon with Your Ballerina
"You changed my life today." "The new ballet Chapters - it was like I was watching my life." "You have made me so happy."

April 17, 2017 - Buckingham's Choice - Spring Ballet
"I will look at my flower and remember this wonderful afternoon." "You made us think. You helped us remember." "Thank you for sharing your passion today." "You all really did raise us up today." "You gave us all part of your grace." "I never thought I would see anything this beautiful ever again."

April 13, 2017 - Easter Seals Windsor Mill - Spring Ballet
"You all had a message for us today. I got the message. I love the message. I loved this." "You all bring spirit with you. It's like being in church." "I loved Chapters. It really took me somewhere." "This meant so much to me."

April 11, 2017 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - Spring Ballet
"You have made me so happy today!" "We all love Life here, but when you visit us, we love it even more." "You all looked so good. I love you. It means so much to me when you come." "We were all dancing and singing all afternoon!"

April 10, 2017 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Spring Ballet
"When you do something like this and do it so well, it makes us older people really feel something. It gives us hope." "When you dance, you open everyone's eyes." "I cannot tell you how impressive this was. You are so professional. To be able to watch this up close is a gift."

April 9, 2017 - Morningside Ellicott City - Spring Ballet in Memory of Miss Sue
"I can only place my hand here - over my heart - and say thank you." "Your message is always important to us - that it is our spirits that matter and that you do not forget us." "I hope you know how much it meant to us to have you with us today."

March 27, 2017 - Brighton Gardens Reminiscence - Spring Ballerina
"We are so grateful for you." "Exquisite. Amazing. I can't come up with enough adjectives to describe this experience." "You danced just for me, and I loved every minute."

March 20, 2017 - Pickersgill - First Day of Spring Ballet
"What you bring to us is more than dancing. It is a touch of culture, a touch of beauty." "Susan went into the music and became what all of us dream about from when we were six years old." "You helped me find the music in my heart." "This moved me beyond words. I close my eyes and see it all." "You bring life to us when you are here."

March 19, 2017 - Brightview Severna Park - Dancing into Spring Ballet
"Here I am - a grown up old man - and this made me cry today. But what it really did was make me realize how alive I am." "Today was perfect." "I needed this so much. You will never know." "I am so thankful to have been here." "All of you are beautiful dancers and beautiful people - real people."

March 12, 2017 - Brighton Gardens - Daylight Savings Time Ballet
"We are blessed to have been here today." "You had us all dancing today. I was dancing!" "Thank you for showing us this kind of love today." "What's better than having a ballet performance in our very own living room? Nothing!!" "You have given me inspiration." "This was the most beautiful show I have ever seen in my life."

March 6, 2017 - Gallagher Services - Afternoon with a Ballerina
"What you did today was so uplifting to all of us." "It's all about all of us working together to make every moment matter. You made that happen this afternoon." "I will always remember you."

February 12, 2017 - Weinberg Dancers at JCC Performa
"This was eye-opening." "This ballet class means so much to my mother, and I can't believe all she is able to do!" "I came here to be nice. I'm leaving here filled with awe at what I experienced." "This was so far out of my mother's comfort zone, and what she did up there today was so beautiful it made me cry."

January 20, 2017 - Atholton Work Enclave - Let's Dance
"It is so good to be together again." "This was the most fun afternoon!" "Thank you for all you do for our students. You show them that you really love them and that what they do matters."

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...
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.
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.
THE BOOKMOBILE OF DANCE

FEEL THE MAGIC

THROUGHOUT MARYLAND

DANCING JOY AND HOPE
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. 


Community Centers and Events

Arbutus Senior Center; Howard County WOMENFEST; Gallagher Center; 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

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

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.