Based in Balloch, Loch Lomond, Scotland, the Lees School of Highland Dancing was established by Sandra Lees, Fellow, Examiner and Life Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D), Adjudicator on the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (S.O.B.H.D) Worldwide panel of Judges.
Over the years the school has worked with many dancers bringing their dreams to life by fulfilling dancer’s ambitions to become professionals, perform on TV, join international dance teams or gain dance qualifications
Sandra Lees is supported by her close friend Margo Lusk who also has committed her life to highland dancing as a competitor, teacher and dance school administrator.
Sandra Lees and Margo Lusk are Highland Dancing Competition Organisers.
Dancers are encouraged to sit BATD examinations including medal tests and grade examinations to prepare them for advancement to Associate, Membership or Fellowship level in dance.
The dancers have many significant achievements as individuals and as a school and regularly perform for visitors, weddings, shows and events.
Beyond the normal classes, dancers are trained in choreography to bring a different dimension to their highland dancing. This work is displayed at many events and annual trips to France to perform with other groups from France, Romania, Italy Portugal and Germany.
In 2016, the Sandra Lees School won the Junior Highland and Islands Music and Dance Festival with a stunning routine "The Diamond Edge Broadsword".