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Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!

DANCING AT NON-TRADITIONAL VENUES

TEACHING SENIORS BALLET to IMPROVE MEMORY, WELL-BEING, HEALTH


MAKING HOUSE CALLS, NOT CURTAIN CALLS
Just as a bookmobile brings books to people everywhere, Ballet Mobile brings beautiful ballet to unconventional locations.
Ballet Mobile makes Ballet-to-Go a reality. An educational and charitable performing arts company,
it is on the road all the time.
Ballet Mobile brings joy, love, music, and beauty
to people wherever they live,
helping them "feel young again".

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT  BALLET MOBILE
 
Ballet Mobile's theaters are wherever people may live. No matter how small and non-traditional the space may be, Ballet Mobile will transform it. Audiences say it best.
 
January 13, 2018 - Buckingham's Choice - A New Year's Nutcracker - "I needed this. I was so low that I was afraid. I think I can go on now." "I didn't want to miss a moment of today's performance." "So engaging!" "What a wonderful afternoon for us to remember always."

January 11, 2018 - Springwell - A New Year's Sugar Plum Afternoon - "I've seen ballet all over the world, and I have to say that this is the best I've ever seen. I'm really taken with it." "We don't get out to see anything like this anymore, so it is remarkable that you are able to bring such beauty to us." "We needed this today. It spoke directly to our hearts."

January 7, 2018 - Brightview White Marsh - New Year's Nutcracker - "This is the first ballet I've ever seen. I don't want to see another because this one was so perfect." "I've never enjoyed the Nutcracker so much." "I'll always remember this because of how it made me feel." "I'm going to dance around in my room later and think about today."

January 6, 2018 - Morningside Friendship - New Year's Nutcracker - "You left me with something in my heart." "There are so many terrible things in the world to be upset and worry about. Then you watch something like this and you realize maybe there is still enough goodness in all of us to make the world better." "I cried and cried. You made me so happy and so sad. I haven't felt so much in years." "I'm not ready for today to be over." "I will look at my flower and wait for you to come back."

January 5, 2018 - Symphony Manor - New Year's Afternoon with Sugar Plum Fairy - "Mr. Balanchine was my teacher. It was so long ago. But today it didn't seem that long ago." "Thank you for bringing the music back inside us today. We really needed it." "This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen: a ballerina up close to me like this." "Multo bella!"

January 3, 2018 - Edenwald - New Year's Afternoon with Sugar Plum Fairy - "You gave us a very rare opportunity today: to make this experience all about us and to find ourselves in the music and the dancing." "I'm so glad I didn't miss this. I'll never forget it. I've never seen anything like it." "I came because I wanted to touch a real ballerina."

December 30, 2017 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - New Year's Nutcracker - "You all floated across the floor and took me with you." "I came here for just a few minutes. It didn't take long before I decided to stay for the whole show. It was so beautiful." "I never use the word 'very', but you all were 'very, very good'." "I feel that I can get well now."

December 29, 2017 - Easter Seals Windsor Mill - New Year's Nutcracker - "Thank God you came here today." "These tears in my eyes are because you all touched my heart." "You made us feel so much better." "Your beauty and kindness warm my very soul." "Most of us would never have seen anything like this today. You have blessed us."

December 28, 2017 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - New Year's Nutcracker - "Your shows give me something to look forward to." "Watching you makes my heart warm." "I don't usually come to any activities here, but this one I would never miss." "I am so glad that we could dance with you all afternoon." "It meant so much to me to be here."

December 27, 2017 - Gallagher Services - New Year's Nutcracker - "I had a good time today." "Thank you for the music." "I love my flowers." From a staff member: "You made it possible for all of us to learn a great deal today."

December 22, 2017 - Arbor Ridge Riderwood - Nutcracker - "What big hearts you all have!" "I felt a little silly moving my arms at first, but the music told me that I had to do it. It was so inspiring." "An exquisite evening!" "I'm 82 years old, and this was my first ballet. If you had told me before tonight that I would be looking forward to my next ballet, I would have told you that you were crazy! Now I can't wait." "This made my whole holiday season."

December 21, 2017 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Nutcracker - "In all my years, this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! And I'm old!" "This was so much fun - it made me feel alive." "You all are truly angels."

December 19, 2017 - Brightview Perry Hall - Nutcracker - "I felt so renewed and energized, as if I could get up and dance with you." "I haven't felt anything like this is a long time. I had tears." "Thank you for making us feel like we matter so much." "God bless you for being here today." "I cannot tell you how much this meant to me. I never thought I liked ballet, but this totally changed my mind."

December 17, 2017 - Weinberg Village - Nutcracker - "I've seen more Nutcrackers than I care to admit. This one spoke to my heart as no other." "Today healed us all." "Your shows make us all so happy. I will look at my flower and I will be happy just like I am now."

December 16, 2017 - Brighton Gardens - Nutcracker - "This is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me in such a long time." "You embody the true meaning of Christmas: Love." "You make us feel so good where it matters - in our hearts." "Your programs are one of the highlights of living here."

December 10, 2017 - Annapolis Sunrise - Nutcracker - "Now I can die. With this beauty inside me, I am ready." "I will look forward to your next visit and look at my flowers everyday until then." "I could see the love you have for us." "You brought a miracle here today."

December 9, 2017 - Brightview Towson - Nutcracker - "This was a deeply spiritual experience for me." "I have not felt this inspired in many years." "You've left me with much to think about. I will reflect on this for days to come." "It was as if the words, the music, and the dancing spoke directly to my heart."

December 3, 2017 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Nutcracker - "DYNAMITE with TWO exclamation points!!" "This made me feel great comfort. It was so uplifting." "I was blown away." "I was grinning from ear to ear as I watched."

December 2, 2017 - Brightview Severna Park - Nutcracker - "I've been going through a hard time. This made me happy, and I'm so grateful to you." "Today brought back happy memories of my wife." "You brought the holiday spirit here to stay."

Our Community page has more.
Ballet Mobile brings up-close-and-personal experiences with pointe shoes, ports de bras, and tutus...
There is a great sense of energy and community in Ballet Mobile's house calls. Everyone dances! 

EXPERIENCE THE TRANSFORMATION

 

Ballet Mobile combines, music, movement, and mental imagery in ways that touch the heart and lift the spirits. The house call Schedule is dynamic. Feel the joy through the Gallery.

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

SPECIAL BALLET CLASSES FOR SENIORS

WHERE THEY LIVE

Ballet Mobile is proud of its Ballet for Senior Wellness Program at Weinberg Village. Bringing ballet classes to seniors in the community, the tailored program specializes in improving seniors' cognitive and physical abilities. Weekly classes boost memory capabilities, stamina, energy, balance, coordination, well-being,  spatial awareness, and more. If you would like to start a program like this, contact Ballet Mobile.

Take a look at a class in action.

Read about the senior program.

THE BOOKMOBILE OF DANCE

DANCING JOY AND HOPE

THROUGHOUT MARYLAND

SHARING MUSIC

MAKING MEMORIES

REALLY GOOD, REAL BALLET

 

FEEL THE MAGIC

Taking ballet out of a dark theater and bringing it to people who otherwise might not experience it.

 WHERE BALLET MOBILE HAS BEEN 

 

Everyone in Ballet Mobile has one goal: to help people feel happier. Ballet Mobile has made many house calls since its June, 2010 founding. 


Community Centers, Schools, Libraries,  Events

Arbutus Senior Center, Atholton High School, Essex Public Library, Hammond Middle School, Howard County WOMENFEST, Howard County's 50+ Expo, The Bain Center, Elkridge Senior Center, Girl Scout Badge Events, Glenwood Community Center, Longwood Senior Center, Mideastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, North Laurel 50+ Center, O'Malley Senior Center, Patuxent Valley Middle School, Randallstown Public Library, Veterans Elementary School, Waldorf Senior Center, Woodlawn Public Library

 

Nursing Centers, Adult Special Services, Hospitals

Center Adventist Rehab, Brinton Woods Arlington West, Brooke Grove Nursing Center, Children's Inn at NIH; Easter Seals Windsor Mill, Encore Turf Valley, Forest Haven, Frederick Villa, Gallagher Center, Holly Hill Towson, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric, Mercy Villa Convent, North Arundel Health and Rehab, Sanctuary Holy Cross, Side by Side Laurel, Sidney Kimmel Center at Johns Hopkins, Springfield Hospital Center, Villa Mercy Convent

 

Assisted Living Centers

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


Senior Independent Residences

Selborne Ellicott City, Weinberg Village Owings Mills