When the weather in Raleigh is less than ideal and precludes enjoying outdoor recreation options, Raleigh’s indoor activities offer diversion, entertainment, and sociability, day or night. Going out to Raleigh movies isn’t the only option for an outing on an inclement day.
Dancing is a popular pastime in this city, and Raleigh dance clubs feature diverse musical genres for their patrons. Ambis1 NightClub on Atlantic Avenue has a club-scene vibe, and its DJs spin music that keeps the clientele moving. To prepare for the dance floor, Dance Attitude on Garvey Drive teaches classes in all types of tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop, with the added dimension of creative dance instruction. Dance Attitude also offer summer dance camps for those seeking more focused tutelage. Classic couples dancing has made a comeback, and A Step to Gold International Ballroom’s experienced teachers provide group and private dance instruction in ballroom dancing at their Glenwood Avenue studios.
The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ auditoriums and theaters are regular venues for Raleigh shows of all kinds, with comedians, musicians, and dance troupes among the entertainers at this arts center. Theater offerings range from the classic to the experimental, and the North Carolina Symphony has its home here.
Still, a new movie can be enticing, and there are many Raleigh movie theaters showing new releases. Regal North Hills Stadium 14 at 4150 Main offers the latest movies in the comfort of stadium seating. The Raleighwood Cinema Grill provides fine food and spirits to complement the films they show. The Carmike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema goes to the other end of the film-going spectrum, with $1.50 admission for a budget-friendly way to spend an afternoon. Whether it’s dancing the night away or escaping into a fantastic movie world, the weather won’t sabotage fun and relaxation in Raleigh.