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A. No person, group or society shall conduct any activity defined in LMC 5.32.010 without first obtaining a valid license.

B. School sponsored dances shall be exempt from the licensing requirements of this chapter. For the purposes hereof, “school” means an educational institute or facility certified to be a school by the Washington State Board of Education, accredited by the Commission on Colleges – Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or accredited by another nationally recognized accrediting body, or as otherwise specifically provided pursuant to state statute. It is provided, however, that even though school sponsored dances are exempt from the requirement of obtaining a license pursuant to this chapter, the provisions of LMC 5.32.040 shall nevertheless apply, so that, unless a special permit is obtained from the City Manager or designee, school sponsored dances shall not continue beyond 2:00 a.m. Furthermore, the regulatory provisions of this chapter, including but not limited to: Lighting (LMC 5.32.080); Parking lots (LMC 5.32.090); Duty of preserving order (LMC 5.32.100); and Employment of law enforcement officers (LMC 5.32.110), shall apply to school sponsored dances. [Ord. 116 § 2, 1997; Ord. 53 § 6, 1996.]