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Training: Mini-Musicals - The Lion King

Choreographer instructions

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The Lion King Reception & KS1 - part 1

The Lion King - KS2

The Lion King Reception & KS1 - part 2


Mini Musicals - The Lion King

LION KING Reception, Year 1 & 2

1) Warm Up 2) Games

a) Space Game – Easy Version (without cones)

b) Stage Directions

Split into 4 groups. Explain how they will each tell a different part of the musical.


Group 1 - Celebration of Simba’s birth at Pride Rock

Group 2 - Scar & Hyenas plotting against Simba

Group 3 - Hunt in the Jungle with the Lions & the Warthog

Group 4 - Simba is made King.


Each group comes up with a freeze frame picture that shows their part of the story. Show each other

Each group then brings their freeze to life by coming up with 4 movements. (This can be changed to 2 for young groups)

Teach them the bit of Song & Choreography (See Video Clip)

Get 2 volunteers to do opening lines

1) “My name is Simba”

2) “And this is my story”

Piece Together. Each group Freezes in picture, then does 4 (2) moves bringing it to life. Group 1, 2, 3 then 4.

All together repeat 4 (2) moves but in slow motion. Lion pounce in Canon – (Explain what that is!)

Into Song & Dance section.

Perform for Teachers. Take Bow

COOL DOWN – Simple Breathing