El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe is an independent, non-profit artistic organization that is virtually entirely volunteer-based. El-Funoun was established in 1979 by a small number of enthusiastic, talented and committed artists. Since then, El-Funoun has been crowned as the lead Palestinian Dance Company in Palestine, as well as among Palestinians in exile. It holds an impressive track record of over one thousand performances locally and internationally. It also produced 12 productions and over ten dance scenes. El -Funoun has won several commendation certificates and awards over the years. One of El-Funouns aims is to spread an important aspect of Palestinian cultural identity through its performances worldwide. El-Funoun annually receives invitations through cultural organizations, or by Palestinian delegations in Diaspora for participating in festivals, artistic events and marking important ceremonies. Since its foundation, El-Funoun has participated in over 40 tours and shows around the globe. This November, El-Funoun is planning a US tour to include New York/New Jersey, Washington DC, Chicago, and San Francisco.