I am looking for a transitive phrasal verb that means "danced X dance"

He spun out the Duck dance in front of everyone.

I don't think spun out a dance is idiomatic. I am looking for something like that, but that's idiomatic.

Maybe "put out", but I am thinking there might be better options?

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    Is the word "dance" a necessary part of the dance's name? It is very common to say things like, "He danced the waltz" or "He danced the hokey pokey." Jul 25 at 13:54
  • I am not sure, but in informal speech it sounds better if you use a phrasal verb.
    – Sayaman
    Jul 25 at 14:02
  • This sounds like the kind of thing where you might be able to get creative. In theory, "spin out" could work. The only problem is that it already has a fixed meaning. We (Americans, anyway) use it to describe things that spin *out of control*—like a car on ice. Jul 25 at 14:28
  • In a formal register, we might say he performed the dance or executed the dance. Informally, he did it. A phrasal idiom like "to trot out" could fit (he put the dance on display yet again) but I can't think of a dance-specific idiom offhand. Jul 25 at 14:33
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    To me (UK) spun out suggests 'made the dance last an unusually long time'. Jul 25 at 16:39

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