Stop/Feint/Fake step

This step is a rhythmic element added on the rest of figures.

On a step taking a full beat, leader stops motion of step half way, at the half beat, without changing weight, then continues on to complete the step on whole beat. This may be done on steps to either side, the back, or the front.  

This is distinct from a rock step, where the foot takes weight at the halfway point, and then weight returns back to the other foot.