It shall be unlawful for any person to own, conduct, operate, or maintain, or to cause or to permit to be conducted, operated, or maintained any dance hall, or
to conduct, promote, or sponsor or to cause or to permit to be conducted, promoted, or sponsored any dance within the City and County of San Francisco without first having obtained a dance permit from the Entertainment Commission.
Any place or premises where a dance is to be held must conform to all existing health, safety, and fire ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco. Proof of such shall be provided by permit applicant at the time of application for a dance permit.
Any place or premises where a dance is to be held must have a Security Plan, except dances of a bona fide social character, to which admission is limited strictly on invitation of the person acting as host, and for which no fee, either by way of admission or in any other manner, is charged. Proof of such plan shall be provided by permit applicant at the time of application for a dance permit.
It shall be the responsibility of any owner or manager of any building or place that rents such a facility for use by others to inform any person planning to use the facility for a dance of the requirement to obtain a dance permit pursuant to this section.
This permit requirement does not apply if the location at which the dance is being held has a place of entertainment permit, the permit is valid, and the place of entertainment provides free drinking water as required by Section 1070.27.
(Amended by Ord. 139-67, App. 6/5/67; Ord. 200-01, File No. 010845, App. 9/28/2001; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 262-04, File No. 041148, App. 11/4/2004)