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Youth Events

Our events provide students the opportunity to learn more about the parts of this industry that they are interested in while getting hands on experience! Designed by 3rd party organizations, these events are intentionally curated with the student’s benefit in mind.

Running Universal™

April 26, 2020

Turn up the music, put your hair up and find your happy place with Running Universal featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls.

The Holidays at Universal

Nov. - Dec. 2020

Get in the spirit with holiday experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Lunar New Year

Select Dates Jan. – Feb. 2021

Celebrate Lunar New Year festivities at Universal Plaza!

Partner Youth Events Held at Universal

Sharp International Cheer and Dance Competition

February 22, 2020

The World’s Largest Camp and Competition Circuit comes to Universal Studios Hollywood in 2020. SHARP International provides competition circuits for cheer, dance, hip-hop, drill, and flags. Each routine receives a team trophy, score sheet and an audio critique from SHARP judges.

Hollywood Heritage Festival presented by Worldstrides

March 19 - 22, 2020
March 26 - 29, 2020
April 16 - 19, 2020
April 23 - 26, 2020

Perform at the Hollywood Heritage Festival and join us at Universal Studios Hollywood where stars are born every day. A two-day pass is included for festival participants. This prestigious festival gives your young performers a taste of fame in a city with a unique culture and magical feel.

SHOUT! Cheer and Dance Competition

Universal Studios Hollywood Championship: Dates coming soon

Take your performance to Hollywood this year.  Universal Studios Hollywood is hosting a SHOUT championship performance, as always competitions are designed with gym owners, athletes & families in mind. All SHOUT! events are USASF Sanctioned events. Coaches and athletes can expect a fun, quality event whenever they compete! We strive to keep the per athlete registration costs low and the event experience high!


Reward your AVID students with a day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Educators and students alike will have the opportunity to explore the world famous Studio Tour, rides and attractions, as well as a chance to meet some of their favorite movie characters.

Festival of Music in the Parks

Participate in The Music in the Parks festival and visit Universal Studios Hollywood. This festival provides participants a year-end assessment for Instrumental, Choral, and Marching Bands by an outside panel and reinforces music skills that have been presented by your faculty.

Youth Leadership Conference

Dates coming soon

Calling all student body and class officers – boost the impact you bring to your school campus! Learn new skills for bringing fun and excitement to your dances, rallies, and events, plus personal leadership skills that’ll provide life success formulas! Teachers can earn professional development hours and Students can earn academic credit in leadership. Includes leadership training with guest presenter, One-day Universal Studios Hollywood theme park ticket, special character appearance and DJ dance fun, and a meal!