Scotch Ball 2018


We invite all of CMU's undergrads, graduate students, faculty, and alumni, as well as CMUBDC members and friends, to join us for this one-of-a-kind formal event. Wear your best gowns and suits for an evening of live jazz music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, performances, and a chance to explore Phipps. Free dance lessons will be provided in weeks prior to the event. Updates will be posted regularly on our Facebook Event Page.


Please hold on to your tickets! You will need them to enter Phipps on Friday night.

Tickets are available at the UC information desk. Rates are: 
$22/person for groups of 5+, contact or
Hurry, tickets tend to sell out fast!

Dance Lessons

Learn some dances in preparation for the Ball! Each ticket is a complimentary pass to our lessons.
Two 45-minute beginner dance lessons per day starting at 8pm on:
Monday 3/26 (American Waltz, Cha Cha) and 4/2 (Quickstep, Swing)
Wednesday 3/28 (Bolero, International Rumba) and 4/4 (Hustle, American Foxtrot)

At the Event

Scotch Ball is a dance event, and dancers are social people, so we encourage everyone to dance with everyone else! Please don’t be offended if someone asks your date for a few minutes of their time :)

Our experienced dancers will be designated with white carnations, which is intended as a standing invitation to dance. So please, ask them for a dance! We guarantee they will not refuse.


Phipps is located at 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Use the main entrance, and you will be directed to the event room. Please have your tickets ready to show at both the Phipps entrance and the Scotch Ball entrance.

Parking is free to Phipps guests in numbered spaces in the center island on Schenley Drive. Metered parking is also available on Schenley Drive in front of the Conservatory, and will be free. Ample covered parking is available at the Carnegie Museums, directly across the Schenley Bridge that connects Schenley Plaza to Phipps and Schenley Park.