UPTOWN — Commuters will get an infusion of dance in their morning commute, thanks to Wake Up! Waltz, a monthlong series coming to a rooftop near you — that is, if you live in Uptown, Logan Square or South Shore.
Twenty dancers will perform choreographed variations of the classic dance on rooftops in view of CTA and Metra stations and bus stops in the three neighborhoods from May 13 to June 7, from 8-10 a.m.
According to the group, the morning dance routine will turn the "mundane commute into a magnificent glimpse of the unexpected."
Wake Up! Waltz was conceived, produced and directed by artist Josie Davis, whose project mixes theater, dance, urban planning and design "to reshape the way urban residents connect with their surroundings,” a news release said.
"It's work like this that helps people to break out of the routines that we live in and to see the world in new ways," Davis said in a video promoting the performances.
Here's a list of Wake Up! Waltz locations:
Rooftop dancers plan to grace 4660-68 N. Broadway and 4635-41 N. Broadway, and will be visible between the Wilson and Lawrence Red Line stops.
In Logan Square
The performances are scheduled atop the Haas Park Field House at 2402 N. Washtenaw, along the No. 92 Fullerton bus route.
In South Shore
Dancers on the rooftop of the Scentuary, an aromatherapy shop at 2154 E. 71st St., will be visible from the 71st Street Metra stop.
The project has a June 1 deadline to raise $6,000 for stipends to pay dancers. To donate, click here. Rehearsals for dancers began April 25 and run until May 12. For more information, visit the event website.