Tahitian dancers, known the world over for their passion and energy, are mesmerizing to watch whether the dance is slow and graceful or fast and rhythmic. Though dancing is 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.