Carla-Marie Lynch, School Principal

Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz

This story, like so many others, starts with a little girl of 3 years old. Her name was Carla Sherwood. After spending a little while in the babies class, Carla got a taste of stage life when she performed in the Schools show to the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock". 30 years on and Carla is still with the same school, The Runnymede School of Dancing. 

Carla's dedication to dancing presented an opportunity to aquire the school in 2003, turning Carla from teacher to school principal.

Over time there have been other changes, like the addition of a little girl but her passion for dancing has never wavered.

Carla became a mum in 2015 and now has a new sense of what an acheivement dancing can be to the smallest of people and just hopes that her passion can be passed on to others.

Elaine Morgan 
Modern & Tap
AISTD (CDE) (DDE) [Tap; Modern Theatre Dance]

Elaine has a long connection with the Runnymede School of Dancing (formerly the Dulian School of Dancing), having started dancing there as a young child and never stopped!  She is an Associate Member of the ISTD, and holds CDE and DDE (Certificate and Diploma in Dance Education) teaching qualifications for both Modern and Tap, and Advanced Modern and Tap exams as a dancer.  During her teaching career, Elaine has taught pupils of all ages at local dance schools, including preparation for ISTD exams and choreography for shows.  Elaine also runs adult tap and jazz classes in the Bracknell area.


Elaine has a Chaperone Licence, Enhanced DBS Clearance and is First Aid Trained.

Mel Silk 
Modern, Tap & Baby Movement
AISTD (FDI) [Tap; Modern Theatre Dance]

Mel started dancing at the tender age of 4 and has been associated with the dancing school for over 40 years.  She progressed through all of her examinations as a student through to Advanced 2 level and is now a qualified dance teacher in Modern and Tap.

When Mel is not teaching dancing, she works full time as a Civil Servant. 

Not being one to sit and relax, in her “spare” time, Mel is heavily involved with Sundowners, the youth section of Runnymede Drama Group as well as being actively involved in the Runnymede Drama Group itself.

Mel is also mum to Mia and Amba, both of whom are keen dancers and basketball players.