Arabella's Journey

presented by Bluegrass Youth Ballet

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Introducing Arabella

Fabulous Arabella, a famous and wealthy young socialite, embarks upon a journey in 1925 to see the world. Little does she know, her loyal sailor’s unfortunate timing will soon teach her a lesson in simplicity and humbleness.

This guide is divided into 3 sections:

  1. Discover what life was like in the 1920s by examining primary source photographs with clues and captions. Compare and contrast to modern times.
  2. Share what you have learned by collaborating with others students from all over Kentucky using Padlet, a virtual bulletin board.
  3. Using Google Earth and Tour Builder, travel along with Arabella on her journey! Get an inside look at various cultures with the opportunity to research further. Put on your dancing shoes and learn choreography from various cultures with BYB dancers.

What Was Life Like in the 1920's?

Our story takes place in 1925. What do you think life was like in the1920s? Look at the pictures for some clues to discuss how life was similar and different between 1925 and 2016.
Click on the button below to share a fact you have learned about life in the 1920s with other students from all around the state that will be attending the performance.

Arabella's Journey


  1. Click on the button below the map to open the Google Tour Builder.
  2. In the right top corner, click on the 3 horizontal lines. Click on "Play Full Screen".
  3. Walk through the educational content on the left side of the screen. When you are finished, hit "Next" to travel along the exact same path as Arabella.
  4. Each location contains important information, a geographical connection, and a fun fact about the country. Most locations include a "Dance Along" link where students can learn actual choreography of cultural dances. They will be able to identify these steps in the live performance.
  5. Zoom in on specific landmarks in each country using the + and - keys located on the top, left corner of the map. You can also drag and drop the man icon any place on the map to get a street level view.
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Arabella is a fictional character and is an original story created by Adalhi Aranda.
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Arabella is a fictional character and the production is an original story created by Adalhi Aranda.