These two dance styles come from Polynesia. The Polynesian region encompanies a lot of countries, states and cultures.
Two of them – the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti – are generally well known.
Polynesians grow up with their specific dance style and it’s still very prominent even in our modern world.
In Hawaii, people dance very gracefully to medium fast or slow music, whereas on Tahiti, we would find much more dynamic movement, originating in male martial arts dances and women picked up that style quite recently.