Tahitian dancers, known the world over for the passion and energy, are mesmerizing to watch whether the dance is slow and graceful or fast and rhythmic. Though dancing is kind of a national pastime in Tahiti, the many dance schools rarely take drop-in students. Don't let that stop you. Traditional Polynesian dance performances are fantastic. Te Tiare Restaurant at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa offers Tahitian dance performances during dinner service on Wednesday and Friday nights. (If you catch the Tahitian dance fever, make plans to come back for the weeklong dance festival, Heiva I Tahiti, held every July.