Blanca Castillo hand sews the square scarlet skirt together that matachines wear as part of their regalia before dance practice at her home in San Marcos.
Dance Coordinator Quetta Amaya demonstrates new dance steps as dancers Amy Castillo and Angela Chagolla watch during matachines practice at Blanca Castillo’s house.
Maestra Blanca Castillo, wearing a penacho, demonstrates to the dancers how to perform the reverence at the altar for their Dec.12 performance during matachines practice at Yolanda Zuniga's house.
Denise Cathey- Daily Record Staff
Seated under a covered patio at her house, Blanca Castillo and her friends Irma Gaitan and Yolanda Zuniga are sewing dance costumes on a windy Sunday afternoon in San Marcos— but not just any dance regalia. They are making clothes for a “matachine” dance company.