Universal STARS Performance Program

    • Destination: Performing Groups
    Come take the stage! Universal Orlando’s STARS Performance Program offers a variety of performance options that places your group in the heart of non-stop excitement. Whether your group is a marching or concert band, dance team, choir or other performing group, Universal Orlando™ presents you once-in-a-lifetime experiences and one-of-a-kind thrills.
  • You know your group can shine: Let them show it. Our performance programs help students in band, orchestra, choir, dance, and other performing arts practice teamwork, refine their showmanship skills, and get a taste of the spotlight!

    Marching in Universal’s Superstar Pre-Parade and Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s Pre-Parade

    Combine a day of thrilling rides with the excitement of performing in a unique setting as you march through Universal Studios Florida™ theme park. Your marching band will represent your school with pride as you take to the streets lined with cheering theme park guests.

    You bring the performers and we’ll bring the crowd! Snap to attention and get ready to march through the streets of Universal Studios Florida™ right before Universal’s Superstar Parade steps off. You’ll use the parade’s exact route, so there will already be a crowd lined up and waiting to cheer on your performers. It’s a unique opportunity for your students to become Universal Studios performers for a day!

    Bring your group to Universal Studios Florida™ to warm up the streets, as they march prior to our new holiday parade. This is a unique opportunity for your group, where Santa Claus is going to have his hands full as the Minions bring merry and mayhem to the parade, along with Dreamworks characters from Madagascar and Shrek. Universal is partnering with Macy’s to bring this new parade experience to life.

    STARS Stage Performance Programs

    From The Universal CityWalk™ Lagoon Stage*, non-marching groups entertain crowds of delighted Universal visitors. Whether your group is a jazz band, show choir, concert choir, orchestra, or dance team, the cheers and applause of grateful guests will leave your performers with wonderful lifelong memories.

    Stage groups will perform to crowds of delighted Universal visitors from the Universal CityWalk covered Lagoon Stage* in the Universal CityWalk™ entertainment complex. These performances should be 30 minutes long, encompassing positive and energetic musical selections. Student performers take their showmanship to the next level, wowing audiences (and themselves), then celebrate and enjoy both Universal Orlando™ theme parks.


    In these programs, your students can get hands-on, real-world advice geared toward several performance career paths. Bands and choirs will score an actual movie scene and dancers will learn how to ace auditions and more. All of our workshops are developed to align with National Core Arts Standards and focus on career readiness.

    Sound Design: Music and the Art of Foley – This program is newly enhanced and designed by Robert W. Smith to reinforce National Core Arts Standards. Students will sync music, choral arrangements, Foley and digital sound effects to real movie scenes from hits like Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me and The Lorax in our hands-on workshop.

    Dance is UNIVERSAL! A Workshop with the Professionals – In this workshop, students will learn what it’s like to have a professional career in dance. They’ll get tips for writing a winning resume and having a successful audition. And they’ll get to work on an original themed routine incorporating ballet, jazz and musical theatre all choreographed and taught by one of our very own highly trained professional choreographers and performers.

    You can learn more about the Universal STARS Programs by clicking here.

    Call Straight A Tours at (800) 237-5440 to reserve your Universal STARS Performance Program!